There are two important points to consider in finding the right care for your MS needs:
- Finding the right physical therapist (PT) - PTs can specialize just like doctors. A PT who specializes in treating neurological and balance deficits often offers the best care for MS.
- Finding the right setting - Look for outpatient neurologic therapy if it is available in your area. MS specialists are more often in the outpatient neuro departments, but can sometimes be found in home health.
A great place to start looking for a physical therapist in your area is through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) specialists website. Check out their website for someone with a Neurologic Certified Specialist designation (NCS). http://www.apta.org/apta/findapt/index.aspx?navID=10737422525
A bit about Julie...Julie Hom, MPT, NCS is a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and balance and fall prevention. She is a Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) which is a certification confirming higher skills and knowledge with respect to neurological disorders. Click here to read more about Julie...http://www.healthcarejourney.com/read-about-our-virtual-ms-center-staff.html
Note: the information that is being provided is for "Advice Only" for individuals in California.