Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program
Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy for MS at Shepherd Center
The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program at Shepherd Center uses rehabilitative treatment to improve wellness for patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and related conditions. Rehabilitation and wellness provide tools MS patients need to take control of their condition.
Medical professionals at our MS rehabilitation center help people restore lost function through MS physical therapy, learn to adapt to their physical level, and stay fit and healthy. Our highly trained staff uses specialized equipment to offer multiple program tracks for patients with MS and related diagnoses.
The MS Wellness Program includes training outings, educational sessions and exercise classes. Download the MS Wellness Program fact sheet for additional information about our empowering approach to multiple sclerosis rehabilitation. Learn more about Shepherd Center’s multiple sclerosis programs below.
Attention Current Patients: We're Moving!
The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program at Shepherd Center announces its expansion and relocation, effective Feb 15, 2022, to its new location on the plaza level of the Woodruff Family Residence Center on the main campus of Shepherd Center. If you are currently in therapy or have a current order, we will reach out to you with instructions on navigating parking and finding our new location. If you are arriving for a new evaluation, you will check in at the MS Institute on the first floor of the main Shepherd Center building, and we will direct you to the new location. After your first evaluation, we will give you a parking pass, and you will be able to park conveniently right outside of the plaza.
Please call 404-603-4966 for more information.
MS Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
MS Physical Therapy
Improve function for daily living. This multiple sclerosis program uses skilled therapists to provide treatment and care. MS physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy focus on changes in function. Skilled therapy and MS exercises benefit patients looking to address a specific health issue (e.g., gait dysfunction, swallowing issues, significant increase in fatigue, muscle weakness, poor balance and falls).
MS Intensive Day Therapy Program
Day program activities benefit patients needing intensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and wellness intervention. This multiple sclerosis program helps patients with a gradual decline over time or have experienced a significant decline in function from an MS exacerbation. Patients gain greater independence while caregivers and loved ones receive vital education. The MS Intensive Day Therapy Program patients living 60 miles or more from Shepherd Center receive housing at no cost.
Contact Whitney Seegars at 404-367-1231 to schedule an appointment for physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy.
MS Wellness Program
The MS Wellness Program teaches physical and psychosocial health and wellbeing to people living with MS. Under the guidance of an exercise physiologist, this comprehensive program teaches appropriate exercises based on physical abilities and promotes self-care.
Our comprehensive MS rehabilitation and wellness program includes:
- Educational classes
- Exercise and mobility classes
- Social activities
- Community outings
The program empowers patients to stay active and decreases the effects of deconditioning. Clients benefit from MS-specific group fitness classes, including gym and aquatic classes. On days when the MS wellness programs meet, Shepherd Center’s pool is cooled to allow participants to enjoy the water with a decreased risk of heat-related symptoms.
To inquire about a membership to the MS Wellness Program, contact one of our exercise physiologists:
- Elizabeth Thomas: 404-603-4916 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sandy Rivas: 404-603-4994 or email@example.com