If you're looking for a way to ease many of your multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and get around better, physical therapy can be a big help.
A physical therapist can work with you to improve balance problems or trouble moving your body. You'll learn how to save energy and find better ways to do everyday tasks. Physical therapy can also help you tackle fatigue, pain, and weakness.
You may start working with a physical therapist right after you get a diagnosis. You can schedule follow-up appointments with her when you need them. Some hospitals have physical therapists on staff who specialize in MS treatment. You will need to ask your doctor for a formal referral, but check with other people who have MS for suggestions on where to go in your area.
On your first visit, your therapist will talk to you about your symptoms, see how well you can handle different tasks, and show you exercises you can do at home.