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Treatments and Therapies

This material has been reviewed by Dr John Fink, M.D., SPF Medical Advisor.

Please see Words to Know for help with medical terms.

Please note: The information in this section is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice.

Individuals should consult with a qualified healthcare 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


The treatment team may include an orthopedist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech and l

anguage pathologist, social worker,

or psychologist. You are an important member of the team, too.