Incredible care for those living with MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex neurological disease. And, for reasons researchers have yet to discover, Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world – with an estimated 1 in 340 Canadians living with it.

May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and, as the only MS-dedicated rehabilitation outpatient facility in Ontario, we are spotlighting the incredible work at Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Neuro Centre.

MS can affect vision, hearing, memory and concentration, balance and mobility. Symptoms are unpredictable and can change over time. Its effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. There is no cure, but our rehabilitation can help.

Our program helps those living with MS learn how to adapt to the disease and manage their own health. We also help maintain or recover physical and mental abilities as much as possible. The program provides comprehensive and integrated services including: education and support, disease management, symptom management, rehabilitation, and linkage to mental health services.

"The Rumsey staff teach you how to accept disease, handle the symptoms and they make you more comfortable with the day-to-day," says Glenda Skene, who was 59 when she received her MS diagnosis after 10 years of struggling with balance issues.

"It's a wonderful place."

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Thanks to the generosity of The Ralph M. Barford Foundation, Toronto Rehab is also assembling a remarkable team to investigate and deliver the best treatments available to patients living with late-stage multiple sclerosis. Learn more 

Toronto Rehab is home to the number one rehabilitation research centre in the world and is truly Where Incredible Happens. To ensure that the best proven rehabilitation research, technology and care are available to our patients and the community now and in the future, Toronto Rehab has launched a historic $100-million fundraising campaign. Learn more

In photo (UHN): Physiotherapist Sabine Koszegi works with patient Glenda Skene on a stationary bike to build strength.