Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence
Healthy Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Stay Well... and Well Informed...
People who have MS can lead a full and satisfying life. Every person’s experience is different with some having no limitations to others having significant limitations. For some people, these limitations can be a part of every-day life. At times, MS symptoms may interfere with work or social activities and may require making adjustments in daily routines. Individuals can experience difficulty with walking or driving, completing household tasks, managing finances, or completing work functions.
Fortunately, treatments are available to help with symptom management and there are rehabilitation strategies to address these limitations. It is also important to note that in addition to addressing MS symptoms, individuals should also pay attention to their overall health and quality of life. Managing stress, increasing exercise and quitting smoking will help in general and specifically with MS management. The VA has led the way in Rehabilitation Medicine and in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. These services are available to Veterans with MS.
- Meeting Mobility Challenges: One Step at a Time
- Assistive Technology: Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities
- Power Mobility: Is it Time for Wheels?
- Transporting a Scooter or Power Wheelchair
Sports, Leisure, and Exercise:
- Keep Cool: MS and Heat Tolerance
- Veterans with MS Participate in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
- Planning Your Activities and Designing an Exercise Program