March is recognized as National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is proud to support this national campaign with the launch of our #GetMoving4MS campaign. It is our goal through this campaign to provide awareness and education in our communities about this condition, how it affects people and how physical therapy can be a resource to those living with MS. We encourage you to browse through the resources below to learn more about multiple sclerosis and how you can support the National MS Society.
PT For MS
Learn How PT Can Help
Find an MS Event Near You
National MS Society
A World Free of MS
Mobilizing people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives.
RAW vs MS Home
Follow Chris's Journey
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. It is estimated that more than 400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. MS symptoms vary from person to person, depending on what part of the nervous system is affected, but may include (among others) pain, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, numbness, paralysis, and blindness.
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How Can a Physical Therapist Help?
Nearly all people with multiple sclerosis report difficulty walking, and with other body movements. Although there is no known cure, MS can be successfully controlled with medical management and rehabilitation.
Physical therapy for people with MS focuses on helping them return to daily activities at home, work, and in the community. A physical therapist can also help a person living with MS regain and maintain strength, flexibility, and general fitness, enabling them to live active and productive lives.