MS Living Well Podcast. Making Strides: Enhancing MS Mobility

Oct 10 2023

Wherever you are on your multiple sclerosis journey, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of mobility. Our experts, both holding doctorates in physical therapy, offer invaluable guidance on enhancing your walking abilities through targeted exercise and specialized therapy. Learn how to reduce the risk of falls, alleviate spasticity, and build endurance for a more active life.

Cutting-edge technology, from wearable electrical stimulation devices to incredible exoskeletons, are revolutionizing mobility for those living with MS. Discover how neuromodulation, in conjunction with physical therapy, can pave the way for new neural pathways. Virtual reality and anti-gravity treadmills are redefining therapy options for those people with advanced MS. Moreover, gain insights into conquering travel challenges, empowering individuals living with multiple sclerosis to venture out into the world.

This is episode is sponsored by CIONIC.

Barry Singer, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews:

Gretchen Hawley DPT

Gretchen Hawley DPT is a physical therapist and multiple sclerosis certified specialist since 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science degree at Elmira College in Upstate New York obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Simmons University in Boston.  As a leader in virtual physical therapy, she founded The MSing Link, an online platform for individualized therapy and exercise.  Dr. Gretchen is both an author and podcaster, sharing her insights into mobility for those living with multiple sclerosis.

Annie Morrow DPT

Annie Morrow DPT graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.  She is Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. In 2021, she became the Director of the Stephen A. Orthwein Center, a fully accessible fitness center in St. Louis, featuring state-of-the-art equipment for individuals with disabilities. Her clinical interests include gait and balance impairments as well as exercise for individuals with progressive diseases.

BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: October 10, 2023 TOPIC: Podcasts