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How To Improve Walking With PPMS?

How To Improve Walking With PPMS?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I take Fampyra (the Canadian version of Ampyra) and can walk without a cane until my foot drops.

posted 18 days ago

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Has physical therapy helped anyone with their walking ability?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

YES!!!!!! Physical therapy helped me with my walking and balance. The key is to do the exercises on your own at home as instructed. Physical therapists also have a lot of helpful little hints that… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy?

What do you think of physical therapy? Does it help? Should I waste my time and money?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I suppose much will depend on your self-motivational levels. Any exercise you can get yourself to do is beneficial I think. If you can get yourself into a routine of sorts then save the money. There… read more

posted over 8 years ago

Physical Therapy And Medicaid

Physical Therapy And Medicaid

Does anyone know if Medicaid will pay for physical therapy? I really need it to get back the endurance I have lost.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

It should as long as you have a doctor referral for it.

posted about 9 years ago

Does Anyone Live In Or Near Temecula? Does Anyone Else Use Riding And Driving Equines For Physical Therapy?

Does Anyone Live In Or Near Temecula? Does Anyone Else Use Riding And Driving Equines For Physical Therapy?

We live on a 25 ac ranch in east Temecula. I ride and drive miles and donkeys. I am looking for others using their equine for physical therapy and mental relaxation. I refuse to give up riding or driving so looking for tips to make saddling and harnessing easier.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

https://www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org... Hi Jimmy yes any involvement with equines is good for soul. I’ve been around equines for over 50 yrs so I understand how riding, driving it just… read more

posted about 1 year ago

PT

PT

I have been to Physical Therapy a couple years back to help with my balance. I saw no improvement!! My Dr. asked me if I wanted to go again and I said no thanks. My [[resource:balance is getting worse:5c883adb7dea252ee09f8e51]] but my feeling is it’s bc the lesions in my brain I can’t retrain my brain, right??

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've had PT off and on over many years for many issues. I agree with others here who have said that it makes a huge difference who treats you and how well-schooled they are regarding MS.

For… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Has Anybody Had Success Obtaining Long Term Maintenance Physical Therapy From The Veterans Administration?

Has Anybody Had Success Obtaining Long Term Maintenance Physical Therapy From The Veterans Administration?

Progressive disease
Physical therapy should be used proactively due to the steady decline in functioning
Goals include support, resourcing (assistive tech), preventing de-conditioning, safety, and maximizing health and functioning
Advanced disease
Since person is typically non-ambulatory, physical therapy will focus on seated trunk positioning and control, transfers, strength in upper extremity, breathing, and assistive tech needs
Standing devices are useful in allowing stretching to ease… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

From the VA? Good luck. Took me 2 years just to get hearing aids.

posted about 5 years ago

Is There Physical And Occupational Therapy For MS

Is There Physical And Occupational Therapy For MS

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have had both physical and occupational therapy. When I first started attending, I had difficulty shopping in small stores because my legs would get tired. Standing in one spot was extremely… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Therapy

Therapy

I'd anyone going to physical therapy for MS to keep their self mobile or somewhat mobile? I'm thinking about it.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes, I go to Physcial Therapy and once she helped with my pain she gave me a Personal Trainer she liked. Personal Train or helps me to keep and get stronger and better balance, etc...

posted over 4 years ago