Multiple Sclerosis

About Multiple Sclerosis 

Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease in which the body attacks the myelin sheath of nerve cells.  Symptoms depend on where the nerve damage occurs and can vary widely from individual to individual.  They can include difficulty walking (gait disturbances), fatigue, numbness and tingling, pain, spasticity, weakness, visual problems, brain fog, vertigo and dizziness, and difficulty controlling body functions.

Although there is no cure for nerve damage from MS, therapy can help:


Physical Therapy

  • Physical therapy to control pain and improve strength, endurance, and balance.

Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational therapy to learn pacing and compensation techniques, identify adaptive equipment and technology, improve visual function and assess driving skills

Speech Therapy

  • Speech Therapy to improve swallow and respiratory function and identify strategies for memory and cognition 

Therapy Achievements understands that peer support provides a benefit that extends beyond what therapy can provide.  To that end, Therapy Achievements partners with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to enable support group meetings in Huntsville.  The Rocket City MS Group meets the 3rd Tue of every month and details can be found on our events calendar.

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