Multiple Sclerosis Center
Our approach to treatment
As a new patient at the Multiple Sclerosis Center, you will be evaluated to determine the most effective approach to treatment. Based on an interdisciplinary model of individualized care, the Multiple Sclerosis Center offers comprehensive neurologic care, while focusing on symptomatic management and the latest in treatments for multiple sclerosis.
A variety of oral, injectable and infusion drugs are available to modify the course of multiple sclerosis to reduce disease relapses. Our physicians specialize in creating a tailored regimen for each patient depending on their needs. Our physicians may prescribe medications to help alleviate many of the accompanying symptoms of MS.
MS patients are also provided with access to our expertise in the following areas:
- Psychological counseling
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Vocational therapy
- Speech and language pathology
Northwell Health’s comprehensive rehabilitation program can help patients address many of the functional challenges of living with multiple sclerosis. We work closely with physical and occupational therapists to manage patient needs, including joint weakness, gait instability, splinting and bracing to improve daily activities. Vocational rehabilitation is also available to help individuals address challenges in the workplace or to assist them in exploring new employment opportunities.
Helping patients adapt to their assistive devices and wheeled mobility options can be another essential part of rehabilitation. Wheelchair positioning is especially important. Speech and language therapists are also available to patients who are having problems with dysarthria, nasal speech and dysphagia. They can also help patients with adapting to assistive speech devices.
Education and psychosocial support are cornerstones of the Multiple Sclerosis Center that can help you continue to make strides in your fight against MS.
Our education and support services include:
- Individual education and counseling
- Visiting nurse referrals
- Linkages with community resources
- Professional and peer-led support groups
- Family support conferences
- Referrals to: