Tag Archives: Health and MS

Community Conversations | The Roles of a Mental Health Professional and a Spiritual Coach | Episode 21



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.


Community Conversations | The Roles of a Neurologist and a Nurse Practitioner | Episode 20



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.


Community Conversations | The Role of a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist | Episode 19



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.


MS Path 2 Care | Home, Work, and Relationships | Episode 18



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.


MS Path 2 Care | Diet, Exercise, and Healthy Behaviors | Episode 17



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.


MS Path 2 Care | Mood, Cognition, and Spirituality | Episode 16



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.


Relapse and MS Series | Balancing Relationships and Open Communication During a Relapse | Episode 10



This podcast is the final episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a couple living with MS, Laura and Michael, as they share their experiences on how MS relapses have impacted their relationship as a couple, as well as their relationships with family and friends. This discussion will be led by psychologist Roz Kalb.


Relapse and MS Series | Maintaining Employment and Emotional Well-Being During a Relapse | Episode 9



This podcast is the second episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from employment expert Phil Rumrill and psychologist Roz Kalb, as they share strategies on how to handle a variety of work situations impacted by a relapse. The team will use real world scenarios to provide recommendations to help you navigate the impact a relapse can have on your work life and emotional well-being.


Relapse and MS Series | From Hospital to Home: Preparing Yourself and Your Home | Episode 8



This podcast is the first episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from physical therapist Mandy Rohrig and occupational therapist Juliann Hansen, two important members of the rehabilitation team. The speakers will share tips on how you can prepare yourself and your home after a relapse. Through a real world scenario, you’ll learn more about the transition from the hospital back to your home after an MS relapse.


Can Do MS Interviews Jack Osbourne | Episode 7



Recently, Can Do MS had the chance to chat with reality star and television personality, Jack Osbourne. Jack is 33 years-old, father of three, and has been living with MS for 5 years. After his diagnosis, Jack partnered with Teva Neuroscience to create the web series You Don’t Know Jack About MS.