Important Message for Rehabilitation Professionals in MS

[vc_row][vc_column skip_html=”yes”][special_heading title_style=””] Dear Rehabilitation Therapist,[/special_heading][text_block]You are receiving this message because you are included in the data base of the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) as a rehabilitation provider (physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, Physiatrist or other). We want your attention! Read about Free education, a Special Interest Group for Rehabilitation Professionals and the Annual Meeting of the CMSC! Please do share this message with other rehabilitation professionals that you know![/text_block][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][img src=”6193″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][special_heading tag=”h3″ title_style=”9″]Free Education[/special_heading][text_block]The CMSC is the pre-eminent organization of Multiple Sclerosis health care professionals whose goal is to improve the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis. We build the future of MS care by providing educational opportunities to health care professionals who have a focus in MS. For these health care professionals, we build on their knowledge already acquired by providing them with specific MS care and treatment education. With that in mind, you are invited to review our Rehab Primer, A Practical Guide to Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: 2nd Edition, https://www.cmeaims.org/education/primer/91-a-practical-guide-to-rehabilitation-in-multiple-sclerosis-2nd-edition.

The activity overview: This highly interactive ePrimer is designed to equip clinicians with practical, evidence-based information they can use to optimize the benefits derived from rehabilitative services for their patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Readers will find strategies and tools that can aid increased collaboration and communication between disciplines, as well as between clinician and patient. Within this activity there is an opportunity to get a certificate and earn continuing education units until September 29, 2020.[/text_block][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][img src=”6921″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][special_heading tag=”h3″ title_style=”9″]Special Interest Group for Rehabilitation Professionals [/special_heading][text_block]The CMSC is proud to represent the comprehensive approach to multiple sclerosis. As such, the CMSC has established Special Interest Groups (SIG) for our unique membership categories: Rehabilitation Therapists, Mental Health Professionals, PAs, Pharmacists, and Professionals in Training (physicians, nurses, etc). These unique groups contribute to the CMSC’s educational activities, research, and program development throughout the year. The SIG for Rehabilitation Professionals is the IOMSRT (International Organization of MS Rehabilitation Therapists). If you are not yet a member of this group, please join us today, FREE of charge! You can read about the group and even join the group from this link: http://www.iomsrt.org/. If you have other questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to the CMSC: nancy.chazen@mscare.org or 201-487-1050, ext 107.[/text_block][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][img src=”6922″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][special_heading tag=”h3″ title_style=”9″]Annual Meeting[/special_heading][text_block]Be sure to view the link to the Annual Meeting of the CMSC: http://www.mscare.org/2020. There is a track specifically for Rehabilitation Therapists – Learn and earn continuing education credits, network with other MS care professionals, have fun![/text_block][/vc_column][/vc_row]

2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

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  1. Facilitating Respiratory Enhancement in MS
    Donna Fry, PT, PhD, CHC; Marissa Barrera, MS, MPhil, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD

  2. Presidential Lecture: Neurorehabilitation in MS: Past, Present, Future
    Alan Thompson, MD, FRCP, FA-cadMedSci
  3. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part I
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

  4. Cognitive Dysfunction and Rehabilitation Techniques
    John DeLuca, PhD, Chair

  5. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part II
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

  6. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part II
    Multidisciplinary Approach to Symptom Management
    Beverly Layton, RN, BSN, CCRC, MSCN, Moderator

  7. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part III
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

  8. Comprehensive Care in Advanced MS
    Rachael Stacom, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN

  9. Obesity, Vascular Disease Risk Factors and MS: Impact, Current Management and Future Directions
    This session was developed with support from the VA MS Centers of Excellence 
    Jodie K. Haselkorn, MD, MPH, Chair

  10. Summary of the 7th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in MS: Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation in MS (all presenters)
    Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR, Co-Chair; Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS, Co-Chair

    • Neuroplasticity – The Foundation of Rehabilitation
      Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR
    • Measuring Neuroplasticity – Imaging and Functional Measures
      Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS
    • Clinical Application and Implications of Neuroplasticity in Rehabilitation
      Kyle Eveland-DeWan, PTl
  11. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Rehabilitation
  12. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part IV
    Rehabilitation Approaches to Improve Health, Function and Safety in People with Severe MS (all presenters)
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

    • Introduction: Rationale for Including Rehabilitation in a Comprehensive Model of Care for People with Severe MS
      Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM, Chair
    • Muscle as a Target of Intervention in People with MS Joy Williams, PT, DPT
      FES Cycling Interventions for People with Significant Mobility Deficits
      Joy Williams, PT, DPT
    • Training Like an Astronaut: Use of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to Improve Walking Capacity and Quality in People with Severe MS
      Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM
    • The Silent Disability: Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for People with Severe MS
      Bonnie Schaude, M.A. CCC-SLP
    • Exercise & Wellness Program for People with Severe MS
      Ian Flannery, PT, DPT
    • MS Boot Camp: A Comprehensive Day Program
      Ian Flannery, PT, DPT

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2018 Abstracts

POSTERS


RH01 Monitoring Exertion-Induced Changes in Gait Parameters in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting MS
Darlene K Stough, RN MSCN CCRP, Cleveland Clinic; Jay Alberts, PhD., Cleveland Clinic; Katherine Koenig, PhD, Cleveland Clinic; Hong Li, MS, Cleveland Clinic; Mark Lowe, PhD, Cleveland Clinic; Sneha Natarajan, PhD, Cleveland Clinic; Daniel Ontaneda, MD, Cleveland Clinic; Matthew Streicher, Research Engineer, Cleveland Clinic; Francois Bethoux, MD, Cleveland Clinic

RH02 Self-Regulatory Strategies As Correlates of Physical Activity Behavior in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Katie LJ Cederberg, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Julia M Balto, BSc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

RH03 Comparison of Three Measures of Upper Extremity Function in Multiple Sclerosis
Jennifer A. Ruiz, DPT, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Elizabeth S Gromisch, PhD, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Kayla M. Olson, MA, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Albert C. Lo, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England

RH04 Use of the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire in Multiple Sclerosis Research: A Systematic Review
Elizabeth M Sikes, MS OTR/L, UAB; Emma Richardson, PhD, UAB; Katie LJ Cederberg, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Jeffer Sasaki, PhD, UAB; Brian Sandroff, PhD, UAB; Rob Motl, PhD, UAB

RH06 Adaptation of the Cognitive Symptom Management and Rehabilitation Therapy (CogSMART) Program for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A preliminary analysis
Alyssa P Lindsay-Brown, Honours student, Carleton University; Mike Van Adel, Ph.D., Ricci and Associates; Lisa A.S. Walker, Ph.D., Carleton University

RH07 Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Video Telehealth (MS-CVT) for Neurology Care and Tele-Rehabilitation into the Home
Amy Kunce, MS, BSRS, CNMT, VAMC; Jina Fritz, Health Science Tech, Veterans Rural Health Resurce Center; Jodie K Haselkorn, MD, MPH, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Mitchell T Wallin, MD, MPH, MS Center of Excellence

RH08 Personal, Disease, and Social/Environmental Factors Predicting Satisfaction with the Employment Situation Among People with Multiple Sclerosis
Richard T Roessler, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Consultant; Phillip D Rumrill, Ph.D, Kent State University; Jian Li, Ph.D., Kent State University; James Krause, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina; Malachy Bishop, Ph.D, University of Kentucky

RH09 Gait Velocity Training Results in Improved Gait Endurance in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College; Allison Benson, SPT, Hunter College; Naomi Broker, SPT, Hunter College; Nolan Gardner, SPT, Hunter College; Nicole Ramos, SPT, Hunter College; Andrea Xu, SPT, Hunter College

RH10 Participant Engagement in Online Computer-Assisted Cognitive Rehabilitation
Taylor Moulton, BSN Student, The University of Texas at Austin; Janet Morrison, RN, PhD, MSCN, The University of Texas at Austin; Alexa Stuifbergen, RN, PhD, FAAN, The University of Texas at Austin

RH11 Outcome of Intrathecal Baclofen Test Injection in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Severe Spasticity Based on Ambulation Status
Jennifer Hartman, MPAS, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center; Francois Bethoux, MD, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center; Justin Abbatemarco, MD, Cleveland Clinic; Griffin Austin, BA, Case Western Reserve University; Jones Noble, BS, MS, Case Western Reserve University; Keith McKee, MD, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center; Andre Machado, M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Nagel Sean, MD, Cleveland Clinic

RH13 The Effects of a Six Week Wellness Exercise Class on Perceived Walking Ability, Fatigue, Quality of Life, and Sustainability of Exercising Independently in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis.
Zabrina Langer-Charapp, PT, DPT, NCS, NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Rehabilitation; Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College

RH14 Evaluation of a Multi-Disciplinary Fatigue Group for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Erin Giroux, BScOT(c), MSCS, Alberta Health Services; Nicole Nayoski, PhD, R.Psych, Alberta Health Services; Virginia Caputy, PhD, RCSW, RMFT, Alberta Health Services; Elizabeth Benfield, BScOT, Alberta Health Services; Candace Chan, BScOT, Alberta Health Services; Tegan Evans, RN, Alberta Health Services; Vivienne S. Howard, BSc. PT, Alberta Health Services; Hayley Nhan, BSc. PT, Alberta Health Services; Joy Yanko, MSW, Alberta Health Services

RH15 Occupational Therapy’s Role in Bowel and Bladder Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis
Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L, University of Southern California; Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, University of Southern California

RH16 Dosing of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) injections for adults with lower limb spasticity
Salvatore Napoli, MD, Neurology Center of New England; Regina Berkovich, MD, University of Southern California; Theodore Brown, MD, EvergreenHealth Multiple Sclerosis Center; Ziyad Ayyoub, MD, Western University of Heath Sciences; Gustavo Suarez, MD, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals; Philippe Picaut, MD, Ipsen Pharma; Peter Hedera, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University

RH17 Feasibility of Home-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis with Mobility Disability
Thomas A Edwards, MSc, University of Ottawa; Elizabeth Hubbard, PhD, Berry College; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa

RH18 Tracking Your Meds: A New Protocol for Medication Adherence with MS Outpatient Population
Dori Goldman, OTR/L, MSCS, NYU Langone Health; Nandita Singh, MPH, OTR/L, NYU Langone Health

RH19 Rapid Foot Tapping Ability Distinguishes between Multiple Sclerosis Sub-Types and Is Associated with Mobility Function
Sumire Sato, DPT, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jongil Lim, PhD, Texas A&M University; Julia D Miehm, BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Julianna L Averill, MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst; John Buonaccorsi, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jane A Kent, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Richard EA van Emmerik, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

RH20 Inter-Rater Reliability of the Balance-Based Torso-Weighting Method of Altering Balance and Gait
Diane D Allen, PT, PhD, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Christine Magdalin, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Amy Schultz, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Kathryn Scott, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Catherine Jang, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Rebecca Hughes, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Leah Vivero, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Gail L Widener, PT, PhD, Samuel Merritt University

RH22 A Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Intervention for Building a TeleHealth Platform for People with MS
Tracy Flemming Tracy, OTR/L, MSCS, MSSMC, Tanner Center for MS; Emily Riser, MD, Tanner Center and Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis; James Rimmer, Ph D, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Mohan Thirumalai, PhD, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Tapan Mehta, PhD, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Hui-Ju Young, PhD, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Whitney Neal, MA, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Ritalinda Lee, PhD, Claris Technical Services; Dorothy Pekmezi, PhD, University of Alabama, Birmingham

RH23 Examining the Role of Physical Activity, Fitness, and Exercise for Managing Vascular Comorbidities in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Scoping Review
Benjamin W. Ewanchuk, BSc, The University of Calgary; Marjan Gharagozloo, MSc, University of Sherbrooke; Evelyn Peelen, PhD, CR-CHUM; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa

RH24 The Energy Management Program in Support of Restoration and Renewal for Persons with MS (EMPIRe2): An Initial Evaluation
Natasha Hoover, OT (Candidate), University of British Columbia; Forwell Susan, PhD (OT), MA (OT), BSC (OT), FCAOT, University of British Columbia; Denise Kendrick, BA, MOT, UBC MS/NMOSD Clinic

RH25 Dalfampridine May Enhance the Effects of Physical Therapy on Gait in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Prudence Plummer, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Whitney W Huryta, DPT, University of North Carolina; Jessica H Reynolds, DPT, University of North Carolina; Silva Markovic-Plese, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Barbara Giesser, MD, UCLA


ORAL PRESENTATIONS


RH26 Continuous Remote Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis Disability over One Year: The UCSF Fitrims Study
Valerie A J Block, PT, DPTSc, University of California San Francisco; Riley Bove, MD, MMSc, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Chao Zhao, MSc, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Priya Garcha, BSc, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Jennifer S Graves, M.D. PhD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Andrew Romeo, MD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Ari J Green, MD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Jill Hollenbach, PhD, University of California San Francisco; Jeffrey E Olgin, MD, University of California San Francisco; Gregory M Marcus, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, University of California San Francisco; Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco; Bruce AC Cree, MD, PhD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Jeffrey M Gelfand, MD, MAS, Weill Institute for Neurosciences

RH27 Inpatient Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation: Long-Term Effectiveness on Health-Related Quality of Life in MS Patients. – the Danish MS Hospitals Rehabilitation Study
Michael Norgaard, MSc, The Danish MS Hospitals; Finn Boesen, MD, The Danish MS Hospitals; Peter V Rasmussen, Phd, Aarhus University Hospital; Thor Petersen, DMSc, Aarhus University Hospital; Anders G Skjerbaek, MRSc, The Danish MS Hospitals; Philipp Trenel, Phd, Danish Technological Institute; Brita Lovendahl, MSc, The Danish MS Hospitals

RH28 Usability of the Atomic (Active Teens Multiple Sclerosis) Mobile App to Increase Physical Activity in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children; Stephanie A Grover, MSc, CCRP, The Hospital for Sick Children; Jennifer Stinson, N-EC, PhD, CPNP, FAAN, University of Toronto; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; E. Ann Yeh, MD, MA, FRCPC, Dip ABPN, The Hospital for Sick Children

RH29 Maximal Strength Training in MS: Effects on Mobility Deficits
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College; Michael Zervas, DPT, Hunter College; Mark Wnukowski, DPT, Hunter CollegeNew York; Alexandra Cerrati, SPT, Hunter College; Michelle Shamsian, SPT, Hunter College; Niki Chan, SPT, Hunter College; Kelly Kaems, DPT, Hunter College

RH30 Correlation of Patient Report of Speech and Swallowing Difficulty with Diadochokinetic Rate
Lori A Kostich, M.S. CCC-SLP, MSCS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

2017 Abstracts

POSTERS

A Concerns Report Survey of Physical Activity Programming Needs and Priorities of People with Moderate-to-Severe MS-Disability and Family Caregivers
Afolasade Fakolade, BMR(PT), M.Sc, Queen’s University; Amy E Latimer-Cheung, PhD, Queen’s University; Trisha Parsons, B.Sc.(PT), PhD, Queen’s University; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; Afolasade Fakolade, BMR(PT), M.Sc, Queen’s University

Assessment and Treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
Andrew Wagner, DPT, Cleveland Clinic; Andrew Wagner, DPT, Cleveland Clinic

Lifestyle Redesign for Multiple Sclerosis: A Community-Based Occupational Therapy Program
Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, University of Southern California; Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L, University of Southern California; Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, University of Southern California

Is the Melsbroek Disability Scoring Test (MDST) a Good Tool to Assess Rehabilitation in Pwms?
Benoit Gebara, PT, NATIONAL MS CENTER, MELSBROEK, BELGIUM; Stephan Ilsbroukx, MD, NATIONAL MS CENTER, MELSBROEK, BELGIUM

The Influence of Cognitive Impairment on the Fitness/Cognition Relationship in Multiple Sclerosis
Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; John DeLuca, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation; Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation

Cognitive Performance during Aerobic Exercise: Do Exercise Modality and Fitness Level Matter?
Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; John DeLuca, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation; Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation

Telerehabilitation in MS: Gait, Balance, and Patient-Reported Outcomes
Cecilie Fjeldstad, PhD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Amy Thiessen, PT, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Gabriel Pardo, MD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Cecilie Fjeldstad, PhD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Comparability of Output from Actigraph Accelerometer Models 7164 and GT3X+ in Youth with Multiple Sclerosis
Danusha Nandamalavan, BSc, CCRA, The Hospital for Sick Children; Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children; Stephanie A Grover, MSc, CCRP, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, BSc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; E. Ann Yeh, MD, MA, FRCPC, Dip ABPN, The Hospital for Sick Children; Danusha Nandamalavan, BSc, CCRA, The Hospital for Sick Children

Multi-Modal Measurement of Fatigue-Induced Gait Changes in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis during a 12-Minute Walk Test
David Chen, BS, SPT, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Stephanie Muth, PT, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University; Richard Ferraro, PT, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Lindsay Meyer, BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Attentional Cost of Movement in Individuals with MS
Douglas A Wajda, PhD, Cleveland State University; Tyler Wood, MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jacob J Sosnoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Douglas A Wajda, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multiple Sclerosis in-HOME Clinical VIDEO Telehealth (MS-CVT) for Rehabilitation Follow-up for Veterans at Geographic Disadvantage
Erin Hirschler, MS, OTR/L, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System; Erin Hirschler, MS, OTR/L, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

Heart Rate Response and Changes in Walking Velocity during the 12-Minute Walk Test in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Stephanie Muth, PT, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University; Robert L Dekerlegand, PT, MPT, PhD, CCS, Thomas Jefferson University; Richard Ferraro, PT, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Lindsay Meyer, BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; David Chen, BS, SPT, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

A Systematic Review of the Relationship Between the Use of Walking Assistive Devices and Falls in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Feroza Patel, BS, OMS II, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Trajan Barrera, BS, OMS II, Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Effect of Intermittent Vs. Continuous Walking on Kinematic Variables in Persons with MS: Partial Results of an Ongoing Study
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College; Leslie Mento, SPT, Hunter College; Robbie Gillies, SPT, Hunter College; Rebecca Pizarro-Matos, SPT, HUNTER COLLEGE; Kenneth Wong, SPT, Hunter College; Nathan You, SPT, Hunter College; Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College

A Systematic Review of Upper Extremity Orthosis Use for Symptom Management and Functional Activities in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
Jacqueline A Hall, MS, OTR/L ATP, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Mary Matthews-Brownell, MHA, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Jacqueline A Hall, MS, OTR/L ATP, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

MS STEP UP Program at University of South Florida
Jamie Dolley, BS, University of South Florida; Valerie Dickinson, BS, University of South Florida; Jeannie Stephenson, PT, Ph.D., NCS, University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; Valerie Dickinson, BS, University of South Florida; Jamie Dolley, BS, University of South Florida

Meeting Physical Activity Guideline Criteria in a Sample of People with MS and Cognitive Processing Speed Impairment
Janet Morrison, RN, PhD, MSCN, The University of Texas at Austin; Alexa Stuifbergen, RN, PhD, FAAN, The University of Texas at Austin; Janet Morrison, RN, PhD, MSCN, The University of Texas at Austin

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Training Improves Walking in a Person with Severe Multiple Sclerosis
Jonathan Melbourn, DPT, Shepherd Center; Thomas B Willingham, MS, University of Georgia; Kevin McCully, PhD, University of Georgia; Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, Shepherd Center; Jonathan Melbourn, DPT, Shepherd Center

The Evaluation of a Pilates Program in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Juliana Rhein, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Giulianna Ferrero, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Bruna H Sciarini, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Bruna L Guadereto, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Ana M Canzonieri Sr., Phd, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Ana M Canzonieri Sr., Phd, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis

Further Validation of the Timed up and Go in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Kayla M. Olson, MA, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Jennifer A. Ruiz, DPT, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Elizabeth W. Triche, PhD, Brown University; Heather M Hawks, MS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital; Albert C. Lo, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Kayla M. Olson, MA, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England

Systematic Review of Exercise Training in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis with Severe Mobility Impairment
Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa; Thomas A Edwards, BKin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa

Comparison of a Community Based Tai Chi Program and a Home Exercise Program on Improvement in Balance and Gait in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Linda A Csiza, PT, DSc, NCS, Texas Woman’s University; Linda A Csiza, PT, DSc, NCS, Texas Woman’s University

Clinical Use of the Bicams: Case Studies Illustrating Varied Application to Meet Patient and Clinician Needs
Lori A Kostich, M.S. CCC-SLP, MSCS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital; Lori A Kostich, M.S. CCC-SLP, MSCS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

Superior Multiple Sclerosis Competencies in Physical Therapy Students Who Participate in Optional 2-Year Specialty Education Track
Prudence Plummer, PhD, PT, The University of North Carolina; Angela Rosenberg, DrPH, PT, The University of North Carolina; Jessica Anderson, BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Andrea Stewart, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Whitney W Huryta, BS, University of North Carolina; Jessica H Reynolds, DPT, University of North Carolina; Diane Meyer, PT, MSCS, UNC Healthcare; Kaye Gooch, MSW, National MS Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter; Lisa Johnston, PT, MS, DPT, The University of North Carolina; Prudence Plummer, PhD, PT, The University of North Carolina

A Soft, Flexible Skin-Mounted Sensor for Monitoring Balance Deficits in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Ruopeng Sun, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Yaejin Moon, MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kirsten Seagers, BS, MC10 Inc.; Nirav Sheth, MS, MC10 Inc.; John A Wright Jr., MS, MC10 Inc.; Roozbeh Ghaffari, PhD, MC10 Inc.; Jacob J Sosnoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ruopeng Sun, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jacob J Sosnoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multicenter Validation Study of the Evergreen Myometric Strength Test for Lower Extremities (EMST-LE) in Multiple Sclerosis
Theodore R Brown, MD, MPH, Evergreen Health; Michelle H Cameron, MD, PT, Oregon Health & Science University; Virginia I Simnad, MD, MS, Evergreen Health; Theodore R Brown, MD, MPH, Evergreen Health

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Dynamic Stability during Gait Is Altered in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Who Have a Falls History Compared to Non-Fallers and Healthy Controls
Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Alexander Peebles, MS, University of Kansas; Adam Bruetsch, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Sharon G Lynch, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

The Relationship Between Variability of the Center of Mass and Base of Support Is Altered during Gait in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Jordan J Craig, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Adam Bruetsch, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Sharon G Lynch, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Increase Their Dynamic Margin of Stability during Gait
Alexander Peebles, MS, University of Kansas; Adam Bruetsch, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Sharon G Lynch, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

Physical Activity and Physical Function in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis
Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Katie LJ Cederberg, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Longitudinal Relationships Between Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity, Fatigue and Depression in Pediatric MS
Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children; Shahriar Shams, MSc., The Hospital for Sick Children; Giulia Longoni, M.D., The Hospital for Sick Children; Stephanie A Grover, MSc, CCRP, The Hospital for Sick Children; Joshua D Lee, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; Tara Berenbaum, BSc, The Hospital for Sick Children; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; E Ann Yeh, MD, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children

The Efficacy of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Cycling for Improving Physiological Function in People with MS with Severe Mobility Impairment
Thomas A Edwards, BKin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa; Thomas A Edwards, BKin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Toni Chiara, PT, PhD

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 and was a big part of the community in Florida and at the VA. We will truly miss her. Our condolences to her family and friends.

A Practical Guide to Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis

Susan E. Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS; Patricia Bednarik, MS, CCC-SLP, MSCS; Patty Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP; Christine Smith, OTR/L, MSCS
CME/CNE Release Date: October 31, 2015; Expiration Date: October 31, 2016

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. Increased collaboration and communication between disciplines is needed to fully realize the goals of MS rehabilitation and optimize quality of life for those with MS.

Please click here to view the document.

 

9-Hole Peg Test

9-Hole Peg Test

  • The 9-HPT is a brief, standardized, quantitative test of upper extremity function.
  • Both the dominant and non-dominant hands are tested twice consecutively.
  • 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.
  • The stopwatch is started, when the patient picks up the first peg. The patient places 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.

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25-Foot Walk Test

25-Foot Walk Test

  • 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.
  • 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

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.

  • Begin the test with the subject sitting correctly in a chair with arms, the subject’s back should resting on the back of the chair.
  • Place a piece of tape or other marker on the floor 3 meters away from the chair
  • Instructions : “On the word GO you will stand up, walk to the line on the floor, turn around and walk back to the chair and sit down. Walk at your regular pace.
  • Start timing on the word “GO” and stop timing when the subject is seated
  • Subject may use any gait aid, but may not be assisted by another person. There is no time limit. They may stop and rest (but not sit down)
  • Subject should be given a practice trial that is not timed before testing.

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