Tag Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

Ask the Can Do Team | Self Care and the Coronavirus | Episode 22



Does my MS increase my risks with coronavirus?  How can I stay active if I need to stay indoors?  What precautions should I take when preparing food?  What should I do if I’m spending more time at home with my family and they are driving me crazy?   

Get your answers to these questions and more by watching our virtual panel session, featuring a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Physical Therapist and Dietitian.


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.


Young Adult Series | Growing Up with MS – Part 2 |Episode 14



As a young adult living with MS, you may be facing a unique set of personal and professional challenges. Some of the questions you might find yourself asking are: How will MS impact my career? What effects will MS have on my mood and cognition? Will my relationships with friends and family change throughout the course of my life living with MS? MS may change how you envisioned your life, but it doesn’t define who you are.

This second episode in our young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Roz Kalb, and our featured young adult, Channing. In this episode, Dr. Kalb and Channing discuss how Channing’s diagnosis at age 16 impacted her romantic life through her early adulthood, what dating looks like for her now, and how MS has shaped what she is looking for in a life partner.


Embracing Carers Series | Praising Partnerships | Episode 12



This podcast is the second episode in our two part 2019 Embracing Carers Series!

Are you someone who provides support to a loved one living with MS?  As a support partner, you often focus solely on the needs of your loved one with MS, but it’s important to recognize the unique needs support partners have, too. How can you ensure that both you and your loved one living with MS have their needs addressed? What strategies lead to a successful partnership while navigating the challenges of MS?

Join physical therapist Mandy Rohrig and couple Dave and Laura as they discuss how Dave’s MS diagnosis has changed the dynamics of their relationship over time. They recently celebrated their 31st anniversary, but Dave’s diagnosis came after being married for several years. Listen as they dissect what and how things have changed between them, and how having a thorough understanding of your partner can make all the difference.


Embracing Carers Series | Growing Together | Episode 11



This podcast is the first episode in our two part Embracing Carers Series!

Are you someone who provides support to a loved one living with MS?  As a support partner, you often focus solely on the needs of your loved one with MS, but it’s important to recognize the unique needs support partners have, too. How can you ensure that both you and your loved one living with MS have their needs addressed? What strategies lead to a successful partnership while navigating the challenges of MS?

Join physical therapist Mandy Rohrig and couple Caroline and Tim as they discuss the challenges of navigating Caroline’s MS. Prior to meeting two years ago, Tim knew very little about MS. Listen to hear how their deep love for one another and honest, effective communication strategies have propelled them to grow closer than ever in the face of Caroline’s diagnosis.