Mobility and Multiple Sclerosis

An information session will be taking place this Saturday, October 24th, to inform all about symptoms affecting mobility in MS, aids that can improve mobility and treatments for managing mobility and MS.

Featuring Dr. Melanie Ursell, Aim2Walk and Neurochangers.

Dr. Melanie Ursell is a neurologist practicing in Bracebridge Ontario. Dr. Ursell is also an assistant professor at the Northern Ontario School Of Medicine and consulting Neurologist, South Muskoka Medical Centre.

Overview of Dr. Ursell’s presentation: Does mobility matter to you? When do mobility issues arise? How is your mobility assessed in the office? What symptoms can contribute to poor walking ability, and how can we manage these to improve walking? What additional treatment strategies can be used to manage mobility? Is there medication that can directly assist mobility?

Matt Sanchez and Jesse Lown from Aim2Walk and Neurochangers will be presenting on the latest Physiotherapy techniques to address functional loss for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Current research supports the use of exercise therapy for many MS-related symptoms as well as the use of certain forms of technology. Matt will demonstrate an exercise program as well as bring in examples of rehabilitation technology currently available for home use or clinics in Ontario.
MobilityFlyer Oct 24th

Register using this link or contact Angela at angela.covert@mssociety.ca or 416-967-3034.

This MS event is being held by the York Region MS Chapter (which was called York South Chapter in the past.) Our clinic has been involved with this chapter for many events and we continue to support each other.  If you would like to learn more about this amazing group of individuals please take a look at a previous blog I posted called “Do you know where your money goes when you Donate?”

Michelle Wolfe

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