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
  • Lite-Gait
  • FES bikes
  • Swallow studies
  • Vision therapy
  • Access to aquatic therapy

Comprehensive Therapy for MS: Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

John Davis works with Physical Therapist Taylor Galmarini and Exercise Physiologist Meghan Santander during a physical therapy session using the  ZeroG® Gait and Balance System.

Physical 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.

MS rehabilitation patient uses occupational therapy to help with brushing her hair

Occupational Therapy

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.

MS rehabilitation patient practices speech therapy with one speech therapist smiling and hugging her

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.

Learn More About Referrals to our ITP Program

Physical Therapist Brian Smith works with Mariah Power on the balance bars and half balance ball to improve her balance and coordination. Balance work can help patients with MS regain function and mobility.

Tommy Knight bends over the hood over his car
Patient Testimonial

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 Knight
Eula 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.

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Patient Stories from Shepherd Center's Newsroom

Tommy Knight bends over the hood over his car

Patient Story: Tommy Knight

With the help of the MS Institute, Tommy Knight is able to navigate multiple sclerosis and return to his love of working with his hands.

Amy Adams smiles as she uses her walker to navigate around outside

Patient Story: Amy Adams

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Amy Adams uses new challenges as motivations to conquer her goals.

Bill Henis smiles with his husband, Kevin

Patient Story: Bill Henis

Bill Henis found a way to accept the limitations that living with multiple sclerosis has caused, thanks to Shepherd Center.

The Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center

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Our Address

2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465

Clinic, Rehabilitation, and Wellness Hours

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET</p