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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

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  1. PRINT Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

    With this book, readers will be able to find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited,learn about potentially dangerous interactions between CAM therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS, identify CAM therapies that are effective, low risk and inexpensive, and recognize ineffective, dangerous or costly alternative therapies.

  2. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses diagnosing bladder problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  3. VIDEO Emotional Health

    Mood Changes and MS, Part 3: Diagnosing and Treating Depression (video)

    This video features a discussion on diagnosing and treating depression in people with multiple sclerosis.

  4. ONLINE Exercise

    Stretching for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated November 2012)

  5. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

  6. IN PERSON Health & Wellness

    Free From Falls

    Free From Falls is a comprehensive 8-week fall prevention program designed specifically for people with MS who are able to walk, but may be at risk for falling.

    Multiple Dates
  7. IN PERSON Exercise

    Gentle Pilates (Lorton)

    Gentle Pilates improves core strength and increases flexibility in the body. Each Gentle Pilates class is chair based and will benefit posture and alignment in the body. Exercises for balance and body awareness will engage the mind also. This class is appropriate for any type of mobility, whether ambulatory or using a wheelchair. Instructor is Michelle Logsdon.

    Multiple Dates
  8. IN PERSON Exercise

    MS Water Exercise (Annandale)

    Exercise in the water to help maintain flexibility, build strength, and relax the body. Exercises adapted to all ability levels. Instructor Sandy McGowen.

    Multiple Dates
    Annandale, VA 22033See Map
  9. IN PERSON Exercise

    Water Aerobics - Arthritis, Fibro and MS (Reston)

    Exercise in the water to help maintain flexibility, build strength, and relax the body. Exercises adapted to all ability levels.

    Multiple Dates
  10. IN PERSON Emotional Health

    Counseling

    The chapter offers a wide variety of counseling and support services, both professionally and peer-led. You may choose to request individual or family counseling, or participate in targeted short-term, professionally led groups. You may also want to get involved in one of our peer-support programs, such as a self-help group in your community.

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