The goal of rehabilitation programs in MS is to restore or maintain functions essential to daily living in individuals who have lost these capacities through the disease process. The National MS Society is committed to supporting rehabilitation research through a comprehensive approach to training, resource development, information dissemination, and promotion of collaboration among both researchers and clinicians. In the pages below, you will find many of the tools needed to pursue scientifically sound and clinically relevant rehabilitation research.
Although disease-modifying treatments help slow disease progression, most people living with MS will continue to have limitations of one kind or another. Rehabilitation in MS involves the intermittent or ongoing use of interdisciplinary strategies to promote functional independence, prevent complications, and enhance overall quality of life.