Adapt has partnered with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to present an annual six-part seminar series on navigating life with a chronic neurological disease. This seminar series, now in its second year, will be specifically focused on life with Multiple Sclerosis and is designed to give patients the tools and framework to understand how to structure their actions and their thinking in order to maximize their life experience while dealing with the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. This is inclusive of education, experiential activities, and reserve building through leisure activities.
Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Living with MS (2022)
Living with chronic neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis can present various challenges, but with the right knowledge and approach, individuals can create a fulfilling life. This seminar aims to empower attendees with essential principles and strategies to navigate the complexities of such conditions.
Part 2: Talking About MS (2022)
An informative and empowering session designed to shed light on the various aspects of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Guest presenters include: Becca Jacobs, an Occupational Therapist and Pelvic Floor Specialist from Rehab United and Troy Baker, Co-Founder of Adapt Movement.
Part 3: Understanding & Gaining Control of MS Related Symptoms (2022)
A comprehensive session designed to equip individuals living with MS with valuable insights and practical strategies to address the various challenges posed by MS symptoms. Throughout this seminar, we will explore the assessment of MS symptoms, the interaction with other co-morbid conditions, appropriate pharmacology, and the significance of lifestyle factors in symptom management.
Part 4: What to do if things go wrong (2022)
This seminar featured Dr. Kinkel, who provided valuable insights on differentiating relapse, pseudo-relapse, disease progression, normal symptom fluctuations, and unrelated symptoms in MS. Attendees learned about relapse treatment options beyond steroids and the importance of rehabilitation. Physical Therapist Meagan George discussed physical therapy interventions for MS patients, while the Adapt Emotional Wellness Team focused on cognitive distortions' impact and coping strategies.