A thorough assessment resulting in a muti-faceted plan of care is an essential and necessary component in the comprehensive care of patients with MS, at all stages of the disease. Solutions to complex clinical situations call for input of more than one discipline or perspective. This program will provide up-to-date clinical information on issues relevant to overall rehabilitation of persons with MS. Emphasis will be palced on new and emerging rehabilitation reserach as well as clinical advances and treatment approaches of interest to MS professionals.
1. Understand the importance of comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation in MS.
2. Identify the pathophysiology, neuroanatomy and clinical presentation of impairments that impact function for those living with MS.
3. Explore new rehabilitation methods of assessment and therapeutic strategies to promote cortical plasticity and functional recovery.
4. Be invited to present and receivfe feed-back on their own challenging cases.
Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
UMass MS Center
Peter Riskind, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Director, UMass MS Center
Susan E. Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS
Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Science
Director of the MS Comprehensive Care Center, Jacobs Neurological Institute
Erin Snook, PhD
Chief Science Officer
Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention
Richard Van Emmerik
Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts-Amherst