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 with MS restore lost function, 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’s offerings include 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.

Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program at Shepherd Center

MS Outpatient Rehabilitation Program

Skilled Therapy for MS

Improve function for daily living. This multiple sclerosis 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 (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 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 404-603-4966 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.

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 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.

Clare Hartigan assists a patient with physical therapy in the multiple sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation center

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 or Chris Wells at 404-603-4994.

Want to learn more? Listen to a podcast episode of Shepherd Center Radio with MS Wellness Program Therapy Manager Ian Flannery.

Yoga at Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program

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

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