Meeting Archive:
Tips for Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis


Meeting Description:

The spring/summer travel season is fast approaching!!  What are your plans?  Do they include attending that family reunion, or dipping your toes in the surf and sand, or traveling to that “bucket list” location you have wanted to visit for so long? Maybe it is time to “get away from it all” with the family, or use up that vacation time from work?  If so, now is the time to start planning.

People are often discouraged from traveling due to the logistics and unknowns of travel. When the unique challenges of MS arise, such as mobility challenges, medications and fatigue, your desire and confidence to travel can be wiped out. Knowledge and preparation encourages confidence with travel. 

This webinar will help you gain understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and travel resources you need to make your travel vacation successful.  General travel tips, packing advice, energy management strategies, stress reduction and mobility tips will be discussed.   With planning and preparation, you too may experience “joie de vivre” as you trek the globe!  Bon Voyage!!!!

Date: Tue, Jun 10, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Anne Lee
 Presenter Information
Juliann Hanson-Zlatev, OTR
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Juliann Hanson-Zlatev has been an occupational therapist for 18 years.  Over the past 15 years she has specialized in neurological and neuro-degenerative diagnoses with an emphasis on stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease symptom management and Huntington's disease.  Her special interest is restoring quality of movement while maximizing independence and wellness in daily activities.  This has led her to study myofascial release as a unique and holistic treatment option for many individuals.  Juliann has worked with the Rocky Mountain MS Center for many years as consultant for their Rehabilitation Clinic and for Can Do MS for 5 years.  Juliann currently owns a private practice in Castle Rock, Colorado and enjoys working with individuals to achieve movement and balance in their daily lives.

Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT
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Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a Minor in Spanish.  Following her undergraduate education, Mandy received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Mandy is employed at Horizon Rehabilitation Centers, an outpatient physical therapy clinic where she specializes in the rehabilitation of individuals with neurological conditions, with a special emphasis in the treatment of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis as well as balance/vestibular disorders.  She is actively involved in the MS community in Omaha, regularly consulting and collaborating with local MS professionals, exercise organizations, and support groups.  Mandy has served as a staff member for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a wellness program for individuals with MS, since 2007.  Within Can Do, she has given numerous presentations and webinars nationally about multiple sclerosis.

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