Kelly Schrader: 2013 PVA Education Foundation Grant Recipient

Kelly Schrader, MPH, CHESRehabilitation in MS: Strategies for Physical and Occupational Therapists

Kelly Schrader, MPH, CHES
National MS Society – National Capital Chapter
Washington, DC
$10,000 (one year)

Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis is a six-hour continuing education course directed to occupational and physical therapists who wish to learn more about rehabilitation for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).  The course is designed to maximize the quality of rehabilitation services available to individuals with MS by increasing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of therapists who work with them.

This education program will feature lectures from experts in rehabilitation and multiple sclerosis, discussion of case studies and a question and answer session. Curriculum for the program features topics including: an overview of MS, management and treatment of MS, a rehabilitation overview and approaches to specific MS problems, specific components of the rehabilitation treatment plan, case studies and discussion, tips and ideas for maximizing rehabilitation success, and the National MS Society as a resource. By offering the program, the National Capital Chapter, National MS Society will further build its OT and PT referral database and will develop relationships with participants interested in working with people with MS in the future.

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