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Physical and Occupational Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Many people with Multiple Sclerosis will see a physical or occupational therapist. Physical and occupational therapy can help alleviate some of the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. During physical therapy, a person learns various exercises to help them stay mobile and alleviate symptoms. During occupational therapy, a person will learn strategies for daily living (such as getting dressed, cooking, shopping, and cleaning).  The goal of both physical and occupational therapy is to help the person with Multiple Sclerosis stay safe, have more energy, and how to conserve energy while still being able to stay active.

Additional resource that provide more information on physical and occupational therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy (University of California San Francisco Multiple Sclerosis Center)

Rehabilitation – Occupational Therapy (University of California San Francisco Multiple Sclerosis Center)

Rehabilitation (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)