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Treatments and Therapies

This material has been reviewed by Dr John Fink, M.D., SPF Medical Advisor. Please see Glossary to help with medical terms.


Please note: The information in this section is not intended to be taken as replacement for medical advice. Individuals should consult with a qualified health-care practitioner.


PLS and HSP affect individual people in different ways, and as a result, treatment programs will vary. Although there is no way to stop, slow or reverse the progressive disability of these disorders, there are therapies that can help enhance function and comfort and promote general physical and emotional well-being.

Your neurologist or physiatrist will develop an individualized program, often with consultation from other professionals. The treatment team may include an orthopedist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, social worker, or psychologist. You are an important member of the team, too.