The TEAMS study is an exercise-based rehabilitation program designed to improve fitness and function in people with Multiple Sclerosis
There are few primary care and multiple sclerosis (MS) clinics that provide full exercise and rehabilitation services for patients with MS, especially in mostly rural, low‐income areas such as Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Telerehabilitation, or the delivery of rehabilitation services over the telephone and/or the Internet, can help fill service gaps for underserved MS patient populations in this region.
The TEAMS study will determine if an exercise-based rehabilitation program produces similar health outcomes when delivered in clinic or at home , using pre‐loaded tablets and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system technology among individuals with MS from 38 clinics across Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Outcomes we hope to achieve are improved physical activity, decreased pain and fatigue, and improved quality of life.
To find out if you are eligible, click here to fill out our short form and we will contact you:TEAMS Study Form
The TEAMS Study aims to:
Part of my difficulty accepting that MS had confined me to a wheelchair was my concern that I could no longer exercise. Exercise was really important to both my physical health and my mental health. Learning yoga and Pilates exercises that I can do in the chair has been very helpful to my overall disease management.Nancy, 61 years old
The project has empowered me. I feel more confident exercising at home and I enjoy the workouts. I can see improvements in my flexibility and balance. Knowing that these works are designed specifically for people with MS in mind is rewarding to me.Danielle, 29 years old
These exercises have given me a great way to be proactive in improving my mobility. it helps me “stay in the game” and be more mobile for longer. It is not the standard care, but an extension of what I am able to do with physical and occupational therapy.Henry, 59 years old