Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation
Sheltering Arms Institute (SAI)
Who We Are
Sheltering Arms Institute is a state-of-the-science, 114-bed, rehabilitation hospital that blends advanced technology, research, and evidence-based clinical care to create superior outcomes for patients.
- 212,063 total square feet,
- All private patient rooms,
- Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex care, stroke, and general rehabilitation units,
- 9,251 sq. ft. main therapy gym and three satellite gyms,
- Research, conference, and outdoor space,
- Physician, psychology, and nursing services,
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy,
- Therapeutic recreation,
- Cutting-edge patient care technology and rehabilitation equipment,
- Chapel and dining room,
- Designated visitor areas.
Multi-disciplinary physical rehabilitation specialties such as physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy are important for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients at all stages of the disease to maximize function and independence. Participating in physical rehabilitation with therapists who specialize in managing symptoms of MS is important as heat sensitivity and fatigue greatly impact exercise and activity tolerance.
The emotional and cognitive consequences of MS can be addressed by the medical psychology team at Sheltering Arms Institute. They provide a variety of behavioral, motivational and other psychotherapeutic treatments as well as neuropsychological testing to help guide patients through the emotional effects of MS.