Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, announced its new MS Specialty Program, which includes physical therapy services and a health and wellness program designed to reduce or alleviate the symptoms of MS for patients, available in its more than 600 clinics throughout the United States.
"Our new MS Specialty Program will benefit the more than 400,000 people living with MS and their families on a local, regional and national basis," said Dan Connors, Chief Executive Officer, Physiotherapy Associates. "The program will include education as well as physical therapy, health and wellness services customized for people living with MS, and will be available at more than 600 of our clinic locations from highly-qualified, licensed physical therapists in a wide range of local communities. Our MS Specialty Program is one aspect of Physiotherapy Associates' commitment to people with MS. This goes hand-in-hand with our recent announcement that we have identified the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as our national community service partner."
The more than 1,300 clinicians involved in the MS Specialty Program include outpatient physical/occupational therapists, as well as orthotics and prosthetics clinicians that provide services to MS patients who need physical/occupational therapy, custom orthotics or custom-fabricated prosthetic devices.
Physiotherapy Associates' COO Pete Grabaskas, PT, stated, "We know physical therapy is an integral part of helping MS patients overcome pain, fatigue and muscle spasticity. Our clinicians who practice one-on-one care will help patients improve their daily functions through the MS Specialty Program. This program allows us to take a structured approach to delivering positive outcomes for our MS patients. We are well-suited to give MS patients the care they need and provide the outcomes they deserve, no matter where they live."