High-quality rehabilitation for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) draws on broad knowledge about health, disability, and functioning. This knowledge includes a firm foundation in the neuropathological basis of MS, the changes that occur in the body structures and functions of people who have MS, and the typical processes of diagnosis and medical management. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of this information and to prepare readers for the more specific rehabilitation content that follows in later sections of this book. After reading this chapter, you will be able to: 1. Provide a brief historical and epidemiological overview of MS, 2. Provide an overview of the typical clinical presentation and progression of MS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Impairment to Participation|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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