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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition that occurs due to a malfunction in the person’s immune system, leading to the formation of numerous plaques in the brain and spinal cord. This condition can manifest in young ages and affects approximately 3 million people worldwide. MS develops in the form of attacks and can only be managed and monitored effectively through appropriate treatment and regular follow-up.

The Role of Physical Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that results from an immune system disorder, leading to the formation of multiple plaques in the brain and spinal cord. It presents symptoms such as muscle weakness, vision loss, altered sensation and pain perception, fatigue, and emotional and cognitive changes, often resulting in balance and walking problems and alterations in the quality of life.

Particularly, walking difficulties and balance impairments restrict daily activities for affected individuals. Regular exercise and physical activity play a crucial role in preventing diseases, promoting well-being, and supporting an individual’s quality of life across all stages.

The goal of physical therapy is to enhance the patient’s quality of life, enabling them to perform their daily functions and job comfortably, without relying on others. Customized physical therapy programs tailored to each MS patient are essential. These programs include improving hand and foot skills for the patient, alongside neurological rehabilitation programs that focus on the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems. These programs are specifically planned and implemented by physiotherapists.

Multiple Sclerosis