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Services and treatments

Adaptive Equipment
Balance Training
Biofeedback
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
Children's Services
Communication Therapy
Cognitive Assessment
Concussion Testing
Craniosacral Therapy
Daily Living Skills
Driving Evaluation and Safety
Ergonomic Training & Consultation
Falls Prevention Clinic
Fluidotherapy
Hand Therapy
Headaches and TMJ
Home Safety
Industrial Rehab
Interactive Metronome Program
Job Placement Assessment
Low Vision Therapy
Lymphedema Therapy
Myofascial Release
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Neck and Low Back Pain
Parkinson's Clinic
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Pool Therapy
Positional Release
Pressure Mapping
Sensory Integration Therapy
Soft Tissue Technique
Splinting
Strain Counter Strain
Strategic Orthopedics
Swallowing Therapy
Therapeutic Listening Program
Total Joint Rehab Class
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Ultrasound Therapy
Urinary Incontinence Therapy
Vestibular Rehab & Balance
Video Fluoroscopy
Wheelchair Evaluation
Whole Body Assessment
Work Conditioning
Work Site Analysis
Wound Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic

Rice Rehab offers a one-day MS Clinic for persons who have received a medical diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The clinic provides a complete evaluation of an individual's ability to complete tasks of daily living and offers resources and solutions that can help maintain and improve quality of life.

The individual's day will involve a complete and thorough assessment relating to the following areas which are described in detail below:

  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • speech therapy
  • social services
  • pharmacy
  • food and nutrition
  • nursing
  • massage therapy

Family and friends are welcome to attend the clinic with the individual. Morning snack and lunch are provided.

Occupational Therapy Assessment

  • multiple sclerosis functional composite (MSFC)
  • sensation
  • coordination
  • tremor
  • reciprocal motional upper extremities
  • hand writing
  • hand prehensions and isolated finger control
  • grip strength
  • activitiess of daily living task
  • adaptive equipment needs
  • cognitive skills
  • energy conservation

Physical Therapy Assessment

  • stretching and range of motion exercise
  • strengthening exercise
  • moving, walking, balance
  • flexibility - neck and shoulder range of motion, ankle motion
  • general mobility, including getting in and out of bed or chair
  • fall prevention and balance strategies
  • gait assessment
  • posture awareness and exercises - standing and sitting
  • habituation exercise for dizziness / vertigo

Speech Therapy Assessment

  • posture for speech and swallowing
  • communications
  • saliva control
  • swallowing proficiency and safety
  • cognitive skills
  • changes in voice and speech

Social Services Assessment

  • living environment
  • support groups and systems
  • available community resources
  • financial resources
  • adjustment to illness / diagnosis

Pharmacy Assessment

  • review of medication regimen
  • assessment of compliance
  • discussion of side effects
  • discussion of over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements

Food and Nutrition Assessment

  • calcium intake
  • fluid intake
  • fiber intake
  • weight loss

Nursing Assessment

  • MS education
  • early signs and symptoms
  • physical changes
  • pain
  • sleep pattern changes
  • bowel changes
  • sexuality changes
  • cognitive changes
  • mind and body approaches

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A physician's referral is required to attend this clinc.

For more information about the MS Clinic at Rice Rehab, please contact:

Rice Rehabilitation Center
311 SW 3rd St.
Willmar, MN 56201

Lynn Stier, Director
320.231.4175
lsti@rice.willmar.mn.us

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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