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Multiple Sclerosis and Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach to Care

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Overview

MS and Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach to Care is an on-demand webinar series targeted to rehabilitation providers (OTs, PTs, SLPs). The rehabilitation series covers MS pathophysiology, medical management, and symptom management of the disease, rehabilitation neurological assessment and intervention and recommended exercises, and an overview of the National MS Society and related community resources.

        

How to Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The National MS Society is an approved provider of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Continuing education hours have been awarded by the National MS Society in co-sponsorship with the Missouri Physical Therapy Association. This educational program offers 4 CEUsTo obtain CEUs, you must complete the survey at the end each module. For a complete overview of this program view our flyer. If you have questions related to this program, connect to Suzanne Carron, OTR/L at suzanne.carron@nmss.org.

Pre and Post Tests

Register and complete the pre-test here prior to viewing modules I-VII to assess your current knowledge on MS. 

 





After completing modules I-VII, including surveys for each module, complete post-test here to assess what you have learned from completing the modules. Course administrator will be notified when you complete the post-test and provide your certificate of completion.    

 

Note: There is opportunity to earn an additional 3 CEUs through our programs, Experience of the Patient (July 14) and The Role of Rehabilitation in Improving Brain Health (July 21). MS and Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach to Care is a pre-requisite to these additional courses.

Modules I - VII

Module I – Introduction: Overview of MS (20 min)

Presented by: 
Rola Mahmoud, MD, neurologist, St. Luke’s MS Center, Kansas City, MO (speaker/author) 

Survey:
Take the Module I survey here.

Module II - Treatment of the Disease Process (15 mins)

Presented by:
Salim Chahin, MD, MSCE, neurologist, John L Trotter MS Center, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (speaker/author)

Survey:
Take the Module II survey here

Module III - Common Symptoms and Management (30 mins)

Presented by:
Salim Chahin, MD, MSCE, neurologist, John L Trotter MS Center, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO  
Melanie Huff, NP-C, The MS Center for Innovations in Care, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO (author)

Survey:
Take the Module III survey here

Module IV - Rehabilitation Assessment (50 mins)

Presented by:
Elissa Held Bradford, PT, PhD, NCS, MSCS, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO (presenter/author)
Kelli Reiling Ott, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (presenter/author)
Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO (author)
Marissa A. Barrera, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD, Program Chair, Yeshiva University & Owner, New York Neurogenic SLP, P.C. (author)

Additional Article:
Selecting Rehabilitation Outcome Measures for People with Multiple SclerosisInternational Journal of MS Care, 2015

Survey:
Take the Module IV survey here

Module V – Rehabilitation Intervention (60 mins)

Presented by:
Elissa Held Bradford, PT, PhD, NCS, MSCS, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO (presenter/author)
Kelli Reiling Ott, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (speaker/author)
Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO (author)
Marissa A. Barrera, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD, Program Chair, Yeshiva University & Owner, New York Neurogenic SLP, P.C. (author)

Additional Article:
A Framework of Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Part 2: Symptomatic Care and Beyond- International Journal of MS Care, 2017

Survey:
Take the Module V survey here

Module VI - Exercise (45 mins)

Presented by:
Elissa Held Bradford, PT, PhD, NCS, MSCS, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO (presenter/author)
Kelli Reiling Ott, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (presenter/author)
Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO (author)

Additional Articles:
Exercise and lifestyle physical activity recommendations for people with multiple sclerosis throughout the disease courseMultiple sclerosis, 2020.
Benefits of Exercise Training in Multiple Sclerosis - Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 2015

Survey:
Take the Module VI survey here.

Module VII - Resources (15 mins)

Presented by:
Suzanne Carron, OTR/L, National MS Society, St. Louis, MO

Survey:
Take the Module VII survey here.

To complete the training, ensure you have taken the surveys for Modules I-VII and the pre and post test.

Speaker Disclosures

Relevant Financial Relationships: 

Dr. Salim Chahin receives financial compensation for consulting with Biogen, Novartis, Genentech, and Genzyme and honoraria for speaker’s bureau for Novartis, Genentech, and Genzyme. 

Kirsten Potter, PT, has presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting and the Missouri PT Association on occasion and have developed workshops for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapists Synapse Education Center. 

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