Emerging evidence-based physical rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis - Towards an inventory of current content across Europe

Kamila Rasova, Peter Feys, Thomas Henze, Hans van Tongeren, Davide Cattaneo, Johanna Jonsdottir, Alena Herbenova

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Abstract

In Europe, theoretical approaches to physical therapy and rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis often appear significantly different. While there is general agreement that rehabilitation plays an important role in maintaining and improving function in persons with multiple sclerosis, no consensus exists on what may be the most effective approach to achieve the best possible functionality within an individual's limitations. The objective of this paper is to initiate an analysis of currently applied physical interventions for people with multiple sclerosis throughout Europe during inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation programs. A study of the content of rehabilitation may show presently performed treatment methods revealing the basic considerations that nowadays guide clinicians implicitly or explicitly in the treatment of persons with multiple sclerosis. Following this first step, comparative studies can be set up.

Original languageEnglish
Article number76
JournalHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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