Our multiple sclerosis rehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs of each individual patient's type and severity of MS symptoms. Active involvement from patients and families is vital for success within our program.
We conduct rehabilitation on either an inpatient or outpatient basis, with many skilled professionals included as part of our team.
Proper MS rehabilitation returns patients to their highest possible level of function and independence, while improving their overall quality of life – physically, emotionally and socially.
In order to help reach these goals, MS rehabilitation at Weill Cornell Medicine may include the following:
- Exercises and activities to improve motor skills, restore Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and reach maximum independence.
- Exercises that promote muscle strength, endurance and control.
- Management of bowel or bladder control.
- Use of assistive devices such as canes, braces or walkers.
- Methods to improve communication skills for patients who have difficulty speaking.
- Cognitive retraining.
- Vocational counseling.
- Adaptation of the home environment for ease of function, safety, accessibility and mobility.
- Patient and family education.