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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Professionally reviewed by Jennifer West, PT, MPT, MBA, MSCS, Manager, MS Wellness Program, on 05/18/2022.


Living well with multiple sclerosis (MS) demands perseverance and a commitment to developing new strategies to accomplish your goals in the face of physical, mental and emotional challenges.

At Good Shepherd, we offer comprehensive MS services in a care model that focuses on teamwork and partnership. We work directly with you to develop goals and appropriate treatment plans to help you get the most out of your rehabilitation and the most out of your life.

Good Shepherd is designated as a National MS Society “Partner in MS Care,” which is a national program that recognizes and supports quality care for individuals living with multiple sclerosis. The partnership between the National MS Society and Good Shepherd helps patients receive comprehensive MS services.


MS Wellness Program

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wellness Program is the Lehigh Valley’s largest — and only — group that promotes and maintains the health and well-being of people living with multiple sclerosis.

The MS Wellness Program offers programs related to:

  • Social interaction
  • Emotional support
  • MS education
  • Adaptive exercise

The MS Wellness Program meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Hyland Center for Health & Technology, 850 S. 5th Street, Allentown. Info/Register: [email protected] or 610-776-3585.

MS Wellness Program Topics

Tuesday, June 7
Use of Assistive Technology
Allison Cole, MS, OTR/L

Tuesday, June 21
Acupuncture
Heather Shoup, DAc, LAc, Doctor of Acupuncture

Tuesday, June 28
Multiple Sclerosis Updates
Jennifer West, PT, MPT, MBA, MSCS

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Good Shepherd offers inpatient MS rehabilitation where you will receive physical therapy, speech and/or occupational therapy.

Good Shepherd’s expert inpatient care team includes:

  • Care managers
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Recreational therapists
  • Certified rehabilitation nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Dedicated, certified MS specialists

Highlights of the Inpatient MS Program:

  • Assesses and treats the cognitive challenges associated with MS
  • Helps you and your family cope with the emotional struggles associated with MS through counseling
  • Helps you develop leisure skills and interests
  • Improves your swallowing and nutrition
  • Provides care management services to assess your needs, connect you with vital community services and help to coordinate and manage continuity of care
  • Coaches you in activities of daily living, including the use of adaptive devices and energy conservation techniques
  • Provides support and therapy for bowel and bladder management
  • Provides educational resources

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Good Shepherd offers physical, occupational and speech therapy services on an outpatient basis to individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Clinicians in the outpatient setting use leading-edge rehabilitation technologies, coupled with hands-on therapy, to help you maintain your function and independence

Rehabilitation technologies and services include:

  • Vision therapy
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Speech therapy
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Neuropsychology

Contact Us To Get Started

To schedule an appointment with one of our multiple sclerosis specialists, please call 1-888-44-REHAB, or fill out the form below.

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