Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. This episode features MS expert and psychologist, Roz Kalb PhD, and spiritual director, Rhonda Canby. Join them as they discuss how their respective fields overlap when addressing difficult subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief, and the tools and resources available for those dealing with these tough topics. Listen as Dr. Kalb and Rhonda explore the role of spirituality in diagnosis, loss, and life.
Monthly Archives: December 2019
Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. In this episode, we are joined by neurologist, Ben Thrower, MD and nurse practitioner, Tracy Walker, FNP-C, WOCN as they discuss their respective roles within the healthcare team and how their fields work together for MS management.
Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. In this episode, we are joined by physical therapist, Mandy Rohring, PT, DPT, MSCS and occupational therapist, Stephanie Nolan, OTR/L as they discuss the similarities and differences between PT and OT, and when you may want to consult each discipline. Mandy and Stephanie describe their roles, what they love about working with people with MS, and what the overlap between PT and OT means for people living with MS and their families.
Your path when living with MS is filled with important interactions. Whether it’s with spouses, family members, employers, co-workers, friends, or dating partners, your MS may disrupt these connections and impact your abilities and perceptions to thrive in your home, work, and relationships. In this multidisciplinary discussion, we will discuss managing potential barriers in these areas of wellness, including tools, adaptations, accommodations, and members of the healthcare team who can assist.
Wellness is an“actively pursued goal to be in good health.” Learn how your food, exercise, and lifestyle choices can improve your MS and your overall quality of life. Understand how rehabilitation and physical activity can contribute to managing MS symptoms and overall health; how healthy eating and exercise participation is the first step to reducing those barriers; and how small steps you can take today can lead to big rewards in the future. Time will be allotted for questions to our panel of MS care experts.
Emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being are the cornerstones of a full, functional life. Focusing on problem solving strategies to overcome barriers, we will discuss how to manage common mood and cognitive changes while incorporating spiritually and mindfulness tools. Learn how taking control of these “invisible” aspects can help you stay motivated and resilient, improve relationships, and enhance all of the areas of your health and wellness.