Multiple sclerosis—also referred to as MS—is a long-lasting disease that is detrimental to your health. MS affects your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in your brain resulting in symptoms such as:

  • Trouble walking

  • Feeling tired

  • Muscle weakness or spasms

  • Blurred or double vision

  • Numbness and tingling

  • Sexual problems

  • Poor bladder or bowel control

  • Pain

  • Depression

  • Problems focusing or remembering

However, with Physical Therapy there are ways around all of this through proper treatments. Physical therapists can help through exercises like stretching to ease muscle spasms and figuring out your limitations as far as what you can do in life.

Whether it has to do with work or any outdoor activities you enjoy, you can find ways to overcome dragging your feet, for example, or not having spasms throughout the day. A physical therapist can even teach you home remedies that are beneficial to gaining back a lot of your strength. Your health is extremely important, and it is in your best interest to learn everything you can about MS in order to treat it before it gets any worse. By working with physical therapists, you learn proper techniques and exercises so that you limit the risks for future injuries and get back to a normal lifestyle.

Physical therapy treatments for multiple sclerosis

Overall, physical therapists can be very helpful for patients with MS. Here are some treatments they can help with.

  • Balance problems

  • Clumsiness and poor coordination

  • Fatigue

  • Fitness

  • Pain

  • Weakness

  • Strategies to save energy

Don’t take this lightly, it’s a serious disease. Remember, your body and health come first!

Get treatment without a referral

We feel like we have the best physical therapists around. Did you know you don’t need a referral to get help from a Physical Therapist? Direct access is available for you. Please call us and set up an evaluation so we can help get you back on your feet.

Find multiple sclerosis physical therapy treatment near you

Visit our locations page to find Access Therapy & Wellness near you. We are located in New York’s Hudson Valley, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and North Carolina.

In Orange County, we offer Physical Therapy in Chester, Goshen, Monroe, Port Jervis, and Montgomery. Westchester County has Physical Therapy in Armonk, Bedford, and Hawthorne. In Ulster County, we offer Physical Therapy in Wallkill, while in Sullivan County you can get Physical Therapy in Ferndale. To round out our 23 locations in New York, those living in Rockland County can go to Physical Therapy in New City as well as Pomona. If you happen to live in PA, we also have Physical Therapy in Milford and Dingmans Ferry of Pike County. Give us a call today!