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ALS Rehabilitation

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare nervous system disease that weakens muscles, followed by slurred speech, trouble swallowing or ongoing, severe respiratory issues. Over time, people who are diagnosed with ALS may struggle to speak, eat, move and breathe normally.

Currently, there is no cure for ALS. However, rehabilitation for ALS patients can help maintain their current level of functioning.


Managing ALS with Ongoing Rehabilitation

ALS rehabilitation includes physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy. Patients diagnosed with ALS who integrate rehabilitation into their overall treatment plan benefit in a number of ways:

  • Cope with and manage their disease
  • Delay symptoms associated with their diagnosis
  • Prevent falls
  • Reduce risk for injuries
  • Reduce pain
  • Maintain functionality for longer periods of time
  • Prolong their lives

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network specialists are experts in caring for patients who have been diagnosed with ALS. For more information or to request a tour of our inpatient facility in Allentown, please call 1-888-44-REHAB or fill out the form below.

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