Occupational & Physical Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program

Shepherd Center’s Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program   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.  This program helps people with MS restore lost function, learn to adapt to their physical level, and stay fit and healthy. The highly-trained staff uses specialized equipment at the Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Program to offer multiple program tracks for patients with MS and related diagnoses. 

Download our MS Wellness Program fact sheet.

MS Outpatient Rehabilitation Program

Consider Skilled Therapy  to improve function for daily living. This program uses skilled therapists to provide treatment and care. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy focus on changes in function. Skilled therapy benefits patients looking to address a specific health issue to address (e.g., gait dysfunction, swallowing issues, significant increase in fatigue, muscle weakness, poor balance and falls).   

MS Intensive Day Therapy  Program activities benefit patients needing intensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and wellness intervention. This program helps patients with a gradual decline over time or have experienced a significant decline in function from an exacerbation. Patients gain greater independence while caregivers and loved ones receive vital education. MS Intensive Day Therapy Program patients living 60 miles or more from Shepherd Center receive housing at no cost.

To schedule an appointment for physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy, contact Elizabeth Thomas at 404-603-4966.

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.  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 the days the MS wellness programs meet, Shepherd Center’s pool is cooled and lets participants enjoy the water with a decreased risk of heat-related symptoms.

Our comprehensive rehabilitation and wellness program includes:

  1. Educational classes
  2. Exercise and mobility classes.
  3. Social activities
  4. Community outings

To inquire about a membership to the MS Wellness Program, contact exercise specialist Elizabeth Thomas at 404-603-4916.

Listen to a Shepherd Center Radio Podcast with MS Wellness Program Therapy Manager Ian Flannery. 

Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program at Shepherd Center

Rehabilitation and Wellness Program Location

Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program

80 Peachtree Park Dr. NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

 Download a map to the MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Program building.