A complete guide to a healthy and active life with MS on the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Program, with chapters from a team of international experts and personal stories from around the world.
A long, healthy, happy life is possible after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Around the world, thousands of people are living active and fulfilling lives on the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Program.
The Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook explains what MS is, and outlines the scientifically credible and evidence-based 7 step self-management program originally devised by Professor George Jelinek. It covers all aspects of living on the program, from first diagnosis to later life, with chapters from medical specialists and other experts on choosing your healthcare team, improving resilience, work, pregnancy and progressive MS. The book taps into the wealth of knowledge and experience in the community of people following the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Program, with personal stories from across the world.
If you have recently been diagnosed with MS, if you have been living with MS for years, or if you have a family member with MS, the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook is your best companion. It is also an invaluable resource for doctors treating people with MS.
'If you or someone that you love is impacted by MS this book is a must-read.' - Dr Aaron Boster, The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Columbus, Ohio
'This highly recommended book highlights the importance of a holistic approach to MS management.' - Professor Richard Nicholas, Imperial College London
'Overcoming MS is now the essential mainstay of MS management, before or alongside drug therapy, offering the best chance of a full and healthy life for people with MS.' - Dr Peter Silbert, Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Western Australia Medical School
Professor George Jelinek MBBS, MD developed the OMS 7-Step Recovery Program and founded the Neuroepidemiology Unit at the University of Melbourne. An international leader in research and treatment of multiple sclerosis, he is the author of the bestselling Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis. Associate Professor Sandra Neate MBBS, FACEM is an emergency physician, and Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit at the University of Melbourne. Dr Michelle O'Donoghue MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Health & Fitness
Table Of Contents:
Part 1: THE LAY OF THE LAND
1. Understanding multiple sclerosis
Part 2: THE DIRECTIONS
2. Overview of the OMS program
3. Eat well
4. Get enough sun and vitamin D
6. Meditation, mindfulness and the mind-body connection
8. Progressive MS
9. Families and prevention
Part 3: KEEPING ON TRACK
10. I've just been diagnosed with MS
11. Choosing your healthcare team
12. Mental health
13. Building resilience
16. Pregnancy and childbirth
17. Sticking with the OMS program
Part 4: THE ROAD AHEAD
18. Facing an uncertain future
19. The road ahead
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format
Neurology & clinical neurophysiology