Therapy and Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis at Shepherd Center
Specialized MS physical, occupational, and speech therapy treatments to improve function, mobility, and independence
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, fluctuating disease that progresses over time and can lead to physical and cognitive limitations. Rehabilitative treatment is a proven therapy to help keep you as active and independent as you can be, no matter what type of MS you are diagnosed with.
While rehabilitation doesn’t stop the progression of MS, it can greatly improve your quality of life. The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program at Shepherd Center is the only dedicated program for the rehabilitative treatment and wellness of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and related conditions in Georgia.
Our highly trained MS rehabilitation clinicians include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, exercise physiologists, and case managers. Together, the therapy team collaborates throughout the specialized care plan to ensure interdisciplinary access, whether your goal is to restore lost function or continue to remain fit and healthy.
Cutting-Edge Technology at The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program
MS is unpredictable and affects everyone differently. It’s important to have a rehabilitation program designed specifically for you. Our dedicated team of MS therapists collaborates closely with you to assess your health needs and develop a comprehensive care plan around you. The MS Rehabilitation program has state-of-the-art technology, empowering clinicians with advanced tools to augment your personalized care plan. These cutting-edge resources include, but are not limited to:
- Bioness units for the lower extremity
- Dynamic Zero-G
- FES bikes
- Swallow studies
- Vision therapy
- Access to aquatic therapy
Comprehensive Therapy for MS: Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
Our physical therapists are trained in pain management, enhancing your body's movement and functionality while emphasizing exercises to improve mobility, weakness, and balance. They also provide referrals to our specialized pain clinic and prescribe mobility aids to assist you.
Occupational therapists provide training in activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, and home management, to name a few. Occupational therapy aims to help you regain independence at home in the community while learning techniques for self-care.
Speech and Cognitive Therapy
The speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat problems with speech or swallowing which can result from damage to the central nervous system. Speech and cognitive therapy aims to build communication and articulation while improving swallowing and overall health.
Integrated Therapy Program
You may also be referred to our Integrated Therapy Program (ITP) in combination with other rehabilitation therapies prescribed by your physician designed to improve daily living function. This three-week program integrates therapy and aspects of our MS Wellness program for those who could benefit from a more condensed care plan.
I’ve never seen a program quite so comprehensive. They really get to the heart of what you need to feel like yourself and target what’s going to help you the most. It’s really turned my life around.Tommy KnightPatientEula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program
Appointments and Referrals to the The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program
Located within Shepherd Center in Atlanta, the MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Program offers convenient access and free parking. A variety of scheduling options are provided, including repeat appointment times when available. Receiving all of your MS care in a centralized location at Shepherd Center ensures continuity through a comprehensive team approach.