Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Blog
Many concepts in multiple sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation come from stroke and pain rehabilitation fields. There is evidence in these fields that supports the use of mirror therapy to help rehabilitation of the weaker side. It also helps reduce neuropathic pain in patients who have phantom limb ( arm or leg) pain after an amputation.
There is very limited published research on the use of mirror therapy in MS. We think that adding this type of therapy in the care of MS patients might be beneficial to reduce pain and weakness, and perhaps reduce "learned disuse" of the limb.
A brief summary of how to perform Mirror therapy is the following:
The FDA approval of Lemtrada is a significant milestone for people living with relapsing MS. Lemtrada demonstrated superior efficacy over Rebif on annualized relapse rates in two pivotal randomized Phase III open-label rater-blinded studies in patients with relapsing remitting MS which were the basis for approval. The clinical development program for Lemtrada involved nearly 1,500 patients including patients at the Swedish MS Center with more than ...
Researchers at Northwestern University (Redei et al., 2014) have developed a blood test that ...
A service dog may be provided to the owner/handler at no cost. In some cases, the owner/handler may purchase the dog.
Some service dogs wear a vest, working harness or a bandana to signify that they are trained. However, the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require them to do so. The ADA covers public access for service dogs ...
Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are bringing this traveling roadshow of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) education and information to Bremerton, Washington.
Where: Kitsap Conference Center Bremerton Harborside
100 Washington Avenue Bremerton, Washington 98337
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Comprehensive Care for MS
- Role of MRI in MS Diagnosis and Treatment
- Exercise and MS
- Cognition in MS
- Bladder and Bowel Issues in MS
This class, beginning Friday Novemer 14, 2014, is appropriate for all mobility levels and those new to Pilates. Wheelchairs are welcome. Family members, caregivers, and friends are welcome to ...
While disease modifying therapies (DMTs) have been shown generally to reduce relapse rates, none of them are indicated for use during pregnancy and lactation. Therefore, the question of when to restart DMTs postpartum remains a difficult one for physicians counseling MS patients who wish to breastfeed their children.
Trying to predict the risk of relapse for any one individual is very difficult. The risk factors for postpartum attacks include ...