Multiple Sclerosis and Physical Therapy

March 17, 2015: Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system that’s typically diagnosed when someone is between the ages of 20 and 40.

An estimated 400,000 Americans have been diagnosed with MS, but while those people are united by their diagnosis, the effects of MS can vary significantly from person to person. That can make diagnosis alone difficult, and it can make treatment and management of the disease’s symptoms even harder. That’s where physical therapy comes in.

In this episode, a physical therapist describes how physical therapy can address the unique needs of people with MS, a condition that rarely affects two people in quite the same way.

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