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Toni Chiara, PT, PhD

Toni Chiara, PT, PhD

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The administration and leadership of the CMSC and IOMSRT are saddened to report that our PT colleague, Toni Chiara, passed away this weekend after a battle with cancer. She was with friends and family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Toni did a lot of cutting edge research in pulmonary aspects of MS […]

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A Practical Guide to Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis

A Practical Guide to Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A multi-dimensional, comprehensive care approach is advocated to promote positive outcomes for individuals with MS, and rehabilitation is an integral part of comprehensive MS care. There is a documented need for improvements in rehabilitative services, including incorporation of standardized measures for the evaluation and ongoing assessment of persons with MS, increased awareness for the signs and symptoms of a change in patient status, and a need for patient engagement in identification of rehabilitation goals and treatment strategies.

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9-Hole Peg Test

9-Hole Peg Test

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 9-HPT is a brief, standardized, quantitative test of upper extremity function. It is the second component of the MSFC to be administered at each visit. Both the dominant and non-dominant hands are tested twice. The patient is seated at a table with a small, shallow container holding nine pegs and a wood or plastic block containing nine empty holes. On a start command when a stopwatch is started, the patient picks up the nine pegs one at a time as quickly as possible, puts them in the nine holes, and, once they are in the holes, removes them again as quickly as possible one at a time, replacing them into the shallow container. The total time to complete the task is recorded. Two consecutive trials with the dominant hand are immediately followed by two consecutive trials with the non-dominant hand.

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25-Foot Walk Test

25-Foot Walk Test

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The T25-FW is a quantitative mobility and leg function performance test based on a timed 25-walk. It is the first component of the MSFC to be administered at each visit. The patient is directed to one end of a clearly marked 25-foot course and is instructed to walk 25 feet as quickly as possible, but safely. The time is calculated from the initiation of the instruction to start and ends when the patient has reached the 25-foot mark. The task is immediately administered again by having the patient walk back the same distance. Patients may use assistive devices when doing this task.

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Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test

Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The is a measurement of mobility. It includes a number of tasks such as standing from a seating position, walking, turning, stopping, and sitting down which are all important tasks needed for a person to be independently mobile.

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2015 MS Rehabilitation Fellows

2015 MS Rehabilitation Fellows

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The IOMSRT would like to recognize those candidates selected and the sites chosen to be part of the Rehab Fellowship. Oregon Health & Science University, Multiple Sclerosis Center Darcy Cooper, PT, DPT (Chapel Hill, NC) Katherine Kelly, Student (Fountain Hills, AZ) Carolyn Knoechel, MSc (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Lauren Zangari, MS, OT (Chapel Hill, NC) Mellen […]

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2015 Abstracts

2015 Abstracts

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rehabilitation Abstracts from the 2015 CMSC Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) was held on May 27 – 30 at the JW Marriot Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Home-based physical telerehabilitation in patients with multiple sclerosis

Home-based physical telerehabilitation in patients with multiple sclerosis

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008;45(9):1361-73. Home-based physical telerehabilitation in patients with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. Finkelstein J, Lapshin O, Castro H, Cha E, Provance PG. Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence, Baltimore Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA. jfinkel9@jhmi.edu Abstract This study assessed feasibility and patient acceptance and estimated the magnitude of […]

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2014 Rehab Fellows

2014 Rehab Fellows

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research-Cleveland Clinic, Optimus Program-University of Calgary MS Program, Tanner Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Birmingham, AL

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2012/2013 Rehab Fellows

2012/2013 Rehab Fellows

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research-Cleveland Clinic, Optimus Program-University of Calgary MS Program, Shepherd Center, Multiple Sclerosis Institute, Atlanta, GA

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