Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson's disease)
Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
People with severe MS have significant motor, sensory and/or cognitive impairments that limit their health and function, and thus their participation and quality of life. Although disease modifying therapies may prevent relapses and delay disease progression in people , many deficits remain that impair function and limit physical activity in people MS. This session will provide the rationale for including rehabilitation in a comprehensive management model for people with severe MS. Evidence will be presented related to various rehabilitation strategies, and case studies will be used to show the integration of this evidence into clinical practice.