The patients of Multiple Sclerosis can truly benefit from an intensive rehabilitation program based on physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and hydrotherapy.
The Physicist’s role in the patients’ rehabilitation is pivotal and it lies on the evaluation of the broad kinetic dexterities of the patient (i.e. walking) and in the evaluation and establishment of a full recovery program with the proper supporting devices. The Physicist will assess and train the patient in proper exercise programs in order to reduce spasticity, to maintain the mobility range of the limbs, to deal with rectovesic disorders as well as to strengthen the muscles and improve coordination and speech disorders.
The rehabilitation program aims at improving walking, balance and flexibility, at increasing aerobic skill and finally the patient’s functional independence.
The 45 day plan includes:
- Physiatrist evaluation, follow up
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Aquatic therapy
- Psychologist support
- Social worker support
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