Here is My Question:
I was recently diagnosed with MS on June 1st 2016. I had a severe first attack that affected my four limbs. I was referred to a physical therapist, but she did not really help me out all that much. I want to move forward and I would love to find a physical therapist that specializes in MS that can work with me. I don't even know if I can find one where I live since I live in a small town, Bakersfield, California. Can you help me find a physical therapist that specializes in MS near where I live?
I am not too familiar with providers in that area of California. However, here is a great blog with information from a physical therapist who specializes in MS... READ BLOG.
Also, the National MS Society identifies providers that have demonstrate competence in MS care that they call "Partners in MS Care". You can go to the following link to search for providers (including rehabilitation experts) in your area:
Alternative, you can contact the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society: Toll Free: 1-800-344-4867
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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