Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: Strategies for Physical and Occupational Therapists

August 16, 2013

Friday, August 16

8:45 AM – 4:15 PM Check in @ 8:30 AM

Conference Room A/B – Patewood Medical Center – 255 Enterprise Boulevard – Greenville, SC

Instructor: Barbara Wilson, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS was certified by APTA as a neurological clinical specialist in 1999 and recertified in 2009. She has worked with individuals with multiple sclerosis in acute care, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, outpatient and home care setting over last three decades. She currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and has presented varied programs on multiple sclerosis management.

Purpose: To provide an overview of the disease and look at rehabilitation using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Function (ICF) to examine MS and body structures and function, and how the disease affects activities and participation and one’s interaction with the environment. Resourceful, skilled rehabilitation therapists can help people with MS maximize independence, productivity, comfort and self-care over the course of the disease, helping to maintain mobility, safety, and quality of life as the disease progresses. Recent evidence re; management of MS and newer treatment strategies will be discussed


At the conclusion of this program, each participant will be able to:

  • Discuss multiple sclerosis in terms of disease course classification, treatment strategies, and unique challenges of working with patients with MS.
  • Identify and apply appropriate rehabilitation assessment tools and methods
  • Implement evidence-based treatment strategies and standardized outcome measures
  • Develop—in collaboration with the patient, family and other healthcare team members—realistic rehabilitation goals for patients presenting with a wide range of functional problems.

Target Audience 

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants, and Interested others


$ 80 for non-members; $ No fee for AHEC members


Occupational Therapists: This program has been approved for 7.2 contact hours of continuing education for Occupational Therapists.  SC AHEC has presumptive approval as a provider of continuing education for Occupational Therapists by the SC Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy.

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved for 7.2 contact hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy.

Others: This program is approved for 0.6 CEUs (6.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Successful completion of the program requires attendance for at least 90 percent of the course and a completed evaluation by the participant.

iCal Import

$0.00 — $80.00