IU Health's Neurorehabilitation and Robotics Recognized as a Partner in MS Care by National MS Society
December 16, 2015
Neurorehabilitation and Robotics at the Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, a leading provider of rehabilitation for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Indianapolis, has been officially named a Partner in MS Care – Rehabilitation Provider designation by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
“We are so proud to partner with Neurorehabilitation and Robotics at the IU Health Neuroscience Center in ensuring cutting-edge physical therapy and rehabilitation for Hoosiers living with MS,” said Leigh Ann Erickson, President of the Society’s Indiana State Chapter. “In earning this recognition, they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care; care that has a real-life impact on people affected by MS in our community.”
The Society’s designation of Partner in MS Care – Rehabilitation Provider recognizes the need for patients to have access to physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists with demonstrated knowledge in evaluating and treating people with MS.
“We have been focused on a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best outcomes in rehabilitation to help our patients living with MS, “said Savanur Deepak Rajendra, physical therapist at Neurorehabilitation and Robotics. “Our clinicians have the most recent updates in the field of Neurorehabilitation and work closely to help the clients achieve their functional goals. Our affiliation with Indiana University also makes it a center spot for research and education. Robotics has indeed been a very crucial tool in helping some of these clients, who otherwise would not have that opportunity. We are very humbled by the affiliation with the National MS Society and will work diligently to make long term impact in the field of MS research and rehabilitation.”
For information about the National MS Society’s Partner in MS Care Program, please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Treating-MS/Comprehensive-Care/Find-an-MS-Care-Provider/Partners-in-MS-Care
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.