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IC74: Providing Assistive Technology for the MS Client

Clients with multiple sclerosis have varying mobility needs based on their current status and the progression of their disease. When discussing assistive technology for these clients it helps to have an interdisciplinary team consisting of multiple therapists, physicians and social workers to determine the best assistive device for these clients. This presentation will discuss the progression of multiple sclerosis as well as the physical challenges facing patients and affecting their mobility status. The presenters will discuss the newest treatments for MS and how they affect overall musculoskeletal functioning. Finally the presenters will discuss the members of the interdisciplinary team for the OhioHealth clinic and how they go about evaluating the client for a mobility device as well as how to help that device get funded.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Carina M Siracusa, PT
OhioHealth
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Carina SiracUnited States has been a physical therapist for over 11 years in Columbus, Ohio. She works for OhioHealth as a pelvic floor physical therapist, oncology rehabilitation program coordinator and wheelchair clinic coordinator. She has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of pelvic floor and seating. She also lectures nationally and internationally for the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health pelvic floor certification classes.

Lauren Esposito, PT, DPT
OhioHealth
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Andrea Stump, PT, DPT, NCS
OhioHealth
Columbus, Ohio
United States

 

References:

    1. Rice, I.M., Rice, L.A., & Motl, R.W. (2015). Promoting Physical Activity Through a Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Intervention in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 95(10), 1850-8.
    2. DeSouza, L.A., & Frank, A.O. (2015). Problematic clinical features of powered wheelchair users with severely disabling multiple sclerosis. Disabl Rehabil, 37(11), 980-6.
    3. Stevens, V., Goodman, K., Rough, K., & Kraft, G.H. (2013). Gait impairment and optimizing mobility in multiple sclerosis. Phys med Rehabil Clin N Am, 24(4), 573-92.

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