Walking is the Best Medicine
Free Webinar, 16:00-16:45 CEST
Nurses and allied health professionals play vital roles in the treatment and care of people living with multiple sclerosis. This webinar is designed for nurse practitioners, registered nurses and physical therapists interested in learning more about strategies to enhance ambulation.
The event is part of ECTRIMS’ three-part series on MS Treatment and Care Strategies for Nursing & Allied Health Professionals.
*This is a free event. Registration is required.
About the Speaker: Francois Bethoux, MD, physiatrist, currently serves as Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute. He is also director of rehabilitation services at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research, and medical director of the Arts and Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
He holds an appointment as Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of MS Care since 2014. Dr. Bethoux received his medical degree from Claude Bernard University, in Lyon France, and a Doctorate in Life Sciences from Jean Monnet University in Saint Etienne, France. Dr. Bethoux’s research interests include neurorehabilitation, spasticity management, and interventions (including therapeutic arts) to improve walking in persons with MS and other central nervous system disorders.
About the Moderator: Susan M. Linder (PT, DPT, NCS) is an Assistant Staff and Director of Research for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1993 from Cleveland State University, a Master’s degree in Health Science from the University of Indianapolis in 2004, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from D’Youville College in 2011, and is a PhD Candidate in Health Sciences at Youngstown State University.
She became Board Certified as a Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004 and recertified in 2014. Dr. Linder has been the primary investigator on clinical trials investigating the role of aerobic exercise on neuroplasticity post-stroke and in persons with multiple sclerosis, and a co-investigator in trials involving exercise and Parkinson’s disease.