Meeting Archive:
Recognizing & Rebounding from an MS Relapse


Meeting Description:

Relapses are unpredictable occurrences in multiple sclerosis, and it helps to understand how to recognize one and what can be done to get you back on your feet quickly.  Join Nurse Practitioner, Gail Hartley, and Physical Therapist, Susan Kushner,  to understand what a relapse is (or what it is not!), what to look for in a relapse, when to call your healthcare provider and how relapses can be treated to speed your recovery. 

Date: Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Anne Lee Gilbert
 Presenter Information
Gail Hartley, MSN, NP, MSCN
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Gail Hartley is a nurse practitioner specializing in the care of persons with multiple sclerosis at the Arcadia Neurology Center in Arcadia, California and the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Casa Colina Center for Rehabilitation in Pomona, California.  She is involved in both clinical practice and research trials for multiple sclerosis.

Ms. Hartley earned her Baccalaureate degree in nursing at California State University, Los Angeles and her Masters degree in Nursing at University of California, Los Angeles. She holds certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the MS Nursing International Certification Board.

Sue Kushner, MS, PT
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Sue Kushner MS, PT has been a physical yherapist for 28 years. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh undergrad, PT school at Columbia University.  She is currently finishing her PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh. 
Sue has been with the Can Do MS program for 23 years. She has been on the faculty at Slippery Rock University for 21 years in the Graduate School of Physical Therapy. She works clinically doing home care PT.
Sue has also volunteered with the National MS Society for 22 years, both at the local and national level- this includes committee work, volunteer speaking, treating patients, writing and editing.  In 2006, Sue was awarded "Volunteer or the Year" by the NMSS. She is on the editorial board for "Momentum" magazine, the client publication of the National MS Society. 

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