The rehabilitation team has a key role to play in helping people regain and/or optimize function following a relapse. Published data suggest that IVMP plus rehabilitation by a multidisciplinary team is more effective than IVMP alone (Craig et al., 2003) in relapse management. Rehabilitation is also useful for individuals with relapsing-remitting MS who have accumulated moderate to severe disability as a result of incomplete recovery from relapses (Liu et al., 2003). Rehabilitation strategies targeted to the needs of the individual might include, among others:
These multidisciplinary strategies work to enhance function and promote safety and quality of life throughout the disease course (National MS Society, 2004).