Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy

About the Course
Patients with multiple sclerosis experience a variety of symptoms; it is often difficult to diagnosis because the disease’s symptoms frequently mimic other diseases. There are multiple types of MS that will be discussed in this course. A patient’s functional abilities can vary depending on the type of MS that he/she is diagnosed with and how fast the disease progresses. Physical and occupational therapists play a key role in the treatment of patients with MS: It is important for these rehabilitation professionals to understand this disease

Learning objectives
  • Define multiple sclerosis.
  • Define the signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.
  • Discuss how multiple sclerosis is diagnosed.
  • Discuss various treatments for patients with multiple sclerosis.
  • Describe tests and measures that are utilized in physical and occupational examinations of patients with multiple sclerosis.
  • Discuss how physical and occupational therapists can help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
  • Define physical and occupational therapy treatment parameters for patients with multiple sclerosis.
  • Discuss exercise programs that can help patients with multiple sclerosis.