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Published on March 13, 2013

Dean Clinic to Offer Multiple Sclerosis Speaker Series

Education Series Aims to Educate Individuals Affected by MS

Madison – Every week about 200 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

During MS Awareness Week (March 10-16), the Dean Clinic MS Program is pleased to announce an upcoming educational series for individuals affected by MS.  The series will include four separate programs, each featuring an expert speaker who will provide their insights regarding MS symptom management.

Because of the high variability of its symptoms, recognizing MS can be a challenge in itself.

“The symptoms of MS are unpredictable and can vary greatly from one individual to another.  Some people have the disease for decades with no visible signs, while for others, symptom onset can be very dramatic,” says Dr. Natasha Frost, Neurologist and Medical Director of the MS Program at Dean Clinic. “We are looking forward to making a broad scope of expert insights on MS symptom management available through the upcoming series.”

The educational series is set to begin next month.  The programs will be open to the public and free of charge.  All will be held at the Garden Room at Hilton Garden Inn, Madison West / Middleton, with future dates to be announced.

Because seating will be limited, RSVP’s are encouraged.

Details for the first event are below:
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Yoga:  A Journey to Health and Healing
Presented by: Susi Buhmann Albert, IYT, PT

For centuries, yoga has been used as a healing tool to bring balance to body and mind.  With its emphasis on relaxation, breathing, stretching, and deliberate movements, it can be especially beneficial to individuals with MS, including those with limited mobility.

Susi Buhmann Albert, certified Integrative Yoga Therapist and licensed Physical Therapist, will share information about:  
• Breathing techniques to focus the mind on the body
• Relaxation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety
• Yoga styles – finding and adapting what is right for you
• The benefits of alignment to posture and balance

Garden Room at Hilton Garden Inn, Madison West / Middleton
1800 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562

RSVP by April 5th
Email: msprogram@deancare.com
Phone: (608) 260-3459

The lineup for future programs within the series includes: 
• Alternative Therapies for MS
• Managing MS Symptoms Through Rehab; Spasticity Management in MS
• Biofeedback, Managing Anxiety and Depression in MS
**Dates for these programs will be announced at a later date

For More Information

For more information or to arrange an interview with one of our Dean providers or staff, contact Dean Clinic Communications Manager Kim Sveum at kim.sveum@deancare.com or (608) 294-6080.

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