2015 MS Rehabilitation Fellows

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 Center for MS Treatment & Research-Cleveland Clinic
Brittney Arnold, PT, DPT (Durham, NC)
Lisa Marie Cundey, Student (Augusta, GA)
Kimberly Powell, MS, CCC-SLP (Durham, NC)
Laura Tymas, MS, PT, GCS (Durham, NC)

Optimus Program-University of Calgary MS Program
Catherine Boissoneault, Student (Gainesville, FL)
Laura Michelle Boose, SPT, MS (Raleigh, NC)
Kimberle Cratsenberg, Student (Durham, NC)
Robyn Hinds, DPT (Orlando, FL)

FCMSC MS Rehabilitation Fellows are supported by an FCMSC grant from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

2015 Abstracts

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.

Platform Presentations

Poster Presentations

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Home-based physical telerehabilitation in patients with multiple sclerosis

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 the clinical impact of physical telerehabilitation in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). We recruited 12 consecutive patients with a known diagnosis of MS. Each patient received a custom-tailored rehabilitative exercise program prescribed by a physical therapist during a clinic visit. The patients were guided by the home telecare units in following their individualized exercise plan. After the patients used the physical telerehabilitation system for 12 weeks, a statistically significant improvement was shown in a timed 25-foot walk (from 13.8 +/- 8.3 s to 11.3 +/- 5.4 s), 6-minute walk (from 683.3 +/- 463.8 ft to 806.5 +/- 415.0 ft), and Berg Balance Scale score (from 38.8 +/- 11.1 to 43.1 +/- 9.9) as compared with the baseline. (Values are shown as mean +/- standard deviation.) Patients were highly satisfied with the service. Home-based physical telerehabilitation can improve functional outcomes significantly in patients with MS.

PMID: 19319760 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Article courtesy of http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19319760.

2014 Rehab Fellows

The IOMSRT would like to recognize those candidates selected and the sites chosen to be part of the Rehab Fellowship.

Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research-Cleveland Clinic
Elizabeth Benfield, OT (Calgary, Alberta Canada)
Clarissa Luzuriaga-Perez, PT (Boston, MA)
Lynn Marass, OTR/L (Washington Crossing, PA)
Anielia Thomas, OT (Quincy, MA)

Optimus Program-University of Calgary MS Program
Catherine Browne, BScPT, Student (Galway, Ireland)
Sara Corbett, DPT (West Fargo, ND)
Afolasade Oluwatosin Farotimi, PT (Kingston, Ontario Canada)
Dori Goldman, OTR/L (New York, NY)

Tanner Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Birmingham, AL
Dana Aravich, OTR/L (Pittsburgh, PA)
Danielle Lee-Lehman, Student (Warnerville, NY)
Scott Rytter, DPT (Winston Salem, NC)
Kimberly Willis, PT, DPT (Brandon, MS)

FCMSC MS Rehabilitation Fellows are supported by an FCMSC grant from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

2012/2013 Rehab Fellows

The IOMSRT would like to recognize those candidates selected and the sites chosen to be part of the Rehab Fellowship.

Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research-Cleveland Clinic
Diana Bazzarelli, PT (Dumont, NJ)
Kacie Birkmeyer, Student (Phoenix, AZ)
Amanda Curto, Student (Duluth, MN)
Hina Garg, PT, PhD candidate 2014 (Salt Lake City, UT)

Optimus Program-University of Calgary MS Program
Valerie Block, PT, BSc (San Diego, CA)
Benita Le Morvan, OT (Prince George, BC Canada)
Kimberly Quan, MS, OT (New Westminster, BC Canada)
Anthony Testin, Student (Joliet, IL)

Shepherd Center, Multiple Sclerosis Institute, Atlanta, GA
Kari Thompson, PT, DPT (Fargo, ND)
Christine Thrift, PT (Greenville, RI)
Christopher Vitolo, DPT, PT (Miami, FL)
Sarah Wargo, DPT (Hartford, CT)

FCMSC MS Rehabilitation Fellows are supported by an FCMSC grant from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

2011/2012 Rehab Fellows

The IOMSRT would like to recognize those candidates selected and the sites chosen to be part of the Rehab Fellowship.

Baird MS Center-Jacobs Neurologic Institute
Erin Baker, DPT, PT, ATC-L (Orlando, FL)
Branka Jelcic, PT (Winnipeg, MB Canada)

Foothills Medical Center, Optimus Program
Carolyn Alma, OT (Toronto, ON Canada)
Melissa Nance, OT (Winnipeg, MB Canada)

Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research-Cleveland Clinic
Ellen Belle, MA, PT (Englewood, CO)
Catherine Hranek, Student (Buffalo, NY)
Laura Miller, DPT (Louisville, KY)
Vivien Poon, PT (Toronto, ON Canada)

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Caroline Rahn, BSc, PT (Hamel, QB Canada)
Jason Seltzer, PT (Plainview, NY)
Tracy Flemming Tracy, MSCS, OT (Sterrett, AL)
Mary Ellen Vore, PT, MS (Rochester, NY)

FCMSC MS Rehabilitation Fellows are supported by an FCMSC grant from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

2010 Rehab Fellows

The IOMSRT would like to recognize those candidates selected and the sites chosen to be part of the Rehab Fellowship.

Mellen Center for Cleveland Clinic
August 9-13, 2010 – Cara Brown, OT, MSc
September 13-17, 2010 – Melissa Elpers, BS, STP; Meaghan M. Hardwood
October 4-8, 2010 – Amy Alaniz, OTS

NYU Multiple Sclerosis Care Center
November 8-12, 2010 – Maria Rundell; Zhaoheng (Joy) Shi
November 15-19, 2010 – Danielle Gilbert, SPT; Marissa A. Barrear, MS, TSHH, MSCS, CCC-SLP

OPTIMUS Program at Foothills Medical Centre
October 18-22, 2010 – Jacob I. McPherson; Cassie Bramhall, OTS
October 25-29, 2010 – Jillian Melican, OTS; Cathy Holper, PT, MSCS

2014 Abstracts

Rehabilitation Abstracts from the 2014 CMSC Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) was held in Dallas, Texas.

Platform Presentations

Poster Presentations

2012 Abstracts

Rehabilitation Abstracts from the 2012 CMSC Annual Meeting

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) was held in San Diego, California.

  • RH01 – Mentally Simulated Motor Actions in Neurorehabilitation: A New Protocol for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH02 – Effects of a Physical Therapy Reference for Neurologists Treating Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH03 – Physical Therapy, A Part of a Multidisciplinary Team for People with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH04 – Comparison of Actigraph Accelerometers in Persons with MS and Healthy Controls (poster)
  • RH05 – Two Conditions of Administering the Six-Minute Walk in Persons with MS (poster)
  • RH06 – Effects of a Fall Prevention Initiative on Falls During Outpatient Visits in an MS Center (poster)
  • RH07 – The Effects of a 6-Minute Endurance Walk on Selected Gait Characteristics in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH08 – Newly Diagnosed Clinic: Emerging Model in MS Care (poster)
  • RH09 – Activity Based Rehabilitation May Preserve Function in Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH10 – Impact of a Hip Flexion Assist Device on Gait Performance in MS (poster)
  • RH11 – Agreement Between Self-Report and Clinician-Administered EDSS Scores (poster)
  • RH12 – Validity and Sensitivity of Spatiotemporal Parameters of Gait in MS (poster)
  • RH13 – People with Multiple Sclerosis Show Improved Gait with Balance-Based Torso Weighting (poster)
  • RH14 – Berg Balance Scale Scores in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis are Different in Fatigued vs. Non-Fatigued Conditions (poster)
  • RH15 – Validation of Self-Reported Balance and Mobility Measures in Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH16 – Validation of an Abbreviated Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale in Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH17 – Walking Impairment and Gait Variability in Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH18 – Whole Limb Vibration Facilitates Magnetic Evoked Potential (MEP) Response (poster)
  • RH19 – Targeted Lower Extremity Joint Training Effects on Gait Abnormalities (poster)
  • RH20 – Evaluation of a Multiple Sclerosis Educational Track for Physical Therapy Students (poster)
  • RH21 – Associations Between a Measurement of Upper Limb Function and the Expanded Disability Status Scale in Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH22 – Qualitative Needs Assessment of People with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH23 – Employment Needs of People with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH24 – Psychometric Properties of Three Depression Scales in People with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH25 – Exploring Unmet Needs in MS: Who Needs What? (poster)
  • RH26 – The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Management Scale: Psychometric Testing (poster)
  • RH27 – Weight Status and Disability in Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH28 – Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12 Scores and Gait Parameters (poster)
  • RH29 – Neurotronics Walkaide in MS Patients (poster)
  • RH30 – Predicting Community Participation in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis
  • RH31 – Dual Task Mobilty and Falls Risk in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH32 – The Path to Work in People with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH33 – Tracking Instrumented Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis Over 18 Months (poster)
  • RH34 – The Effects of Strength Training Protocols on Fatigue, Strength and Quality of Life in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (poster)
  • RH35 – Physical Activity, Self-Efficacy, and Health-Related Quality of Life In Persons with Multiple Sclerosis: Analysis of Change Over One Year (poster)
  • RH36 – A Comparison of Balance Training in Multiple Sclerosis: Conventional Training vs. Nintendo® Wii Fit™ Game Play (poster)
  • RH37 – Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis: A Healthcare Provider Perspective (poster)
  • RH38 – Validation of the Six Spot Step Test as a Measure of Ambulation in Multiple Sclerosis (poster)

Promoting Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis

Promoting Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis

Speakers:Susan E. Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS; Lacey Bromley, PT, DPT, MSCS

Release date: April 2012

Title and Video duration:

  • M1: Introduction to MS for Physical Therapists(21 mins)
  • M2: Spasticity and Weakness in Multiple Sclerosis (33 mins)
  • M3: Evaluating and Treating Balance Dysfunction (26 mins)
  • M4: Use of Assistive and Adaptive Devices (20 mins)
  • M5: Special Considerations in MS (36 mins)
  • M6: Exercises for Health and Wellness (10 mins)

Funding support: This program has been supported by an educational grant from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc

INTRODUCTION

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4F2QsEK2ig[/embedyt]

M1: Introduction to MS for Physical Therapists(21 mins)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BCe29-ZWM[/embedyt]

M2: Spasticity and Weakness in Multiple Sclerosis (33 mins)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRCRHAa-VZ0[/embedyt]

M3: Evaluating and Treating Balance Dysfunction (26 mins)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqJU-tXoDMs[/embedyt]

M4: Use of Assistive and Adaptive Devices (20 mins)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwfOoOkv9iE[/embedyt]

 

M5: Special Considerations in MS (36 mins)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3XKa-QwwU[/embedyt]

 

M6: Exercises for Health and Wellness (10 mins)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q69K8s3KPAE[/embedyt]