Multiple Sclerosis is a type of autoimmune disease where your bodies immune system starts to attack the protective covering of the nerve cells. The scarring from this decreases the nerve's ability to communicate properly with the body. Symptoms can vary but generally include fatigue, numbness or tingling, emotional or cognitive changes, dizziness and loss of balance. A person with MS may have trouble with everyday tasks, get less enjoyment out of hobbies and pastimes, and may have a harder time staying productive at work.
How can occupational therapy help?
If you or a loved one are experiencing the painful symptoms connected to Multiple Sclerosis, occupational therapy is able to help. Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that specializes in improving the quality of life of those with a disability or illness.
Treatment with an occupational therapist will begin with an evaluation to asses where the patient is at and what their goals are. From there, they will develop a realistic program to help the patient achieve these goals. One of the main purposes of occupational therapy is to help a patient accomplish daily tasks more efficiently. An occupational therapist will examine the patient in the home or at work and see how they can improve the functionality of the space and work out better ways for the patient to do things. They can offer suggestions to make things easier for the patient and even introduce them to assistive equipment like a wheelchair, cane, or walker as needed.
Getting the right care is important, Reddy-care Physical & Occupational Therapy can help you get connected with the right occupational therapist. Call us today for a consultation!
To schedule a consultation and see how physical therapy can help you, contact Reddy-Care Physical and Occupational Therapy today!
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