Similarly to physiotherapy, many home visits, were cancelled and replaced with virtual appointments early on in the pandemic. And where home visits aren’t necessarily needed, support may continue to be offered by video call or over the phone.
To help your therapist to really understand the problems you experience and suggest beneficial solutions, prepare a list of things you’d like to discuss during your virtual appointments. Have a think about the physical challenges that MS brings to your daily life and be ready to talk about the success or lack of success you’ve had with past recommendations they have made.
Speech and language therapist
These therapists can help to assess, diagnose and manage speech, cognitive communication and swallowing problems in people living with MS. For example, they can help to improve slurred speech and assist people who have difficulty in remembering or concentrating on things involving words.
Luckily, speech and language therapy is one area of support that has transitioned well into virtual care during the pandemic. Whether it be by video call or phone, many therapists can now offer you the support that you need remotely.
Make the most of the time you have with your therapist by taking your appointment call in a place where you can comfortably speak out loud and won’t be interrupted. This will help you to stay focused on the conversation being had and any exercises you’re being asked to do.