Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic
ATC provides specialized services to the Elkie Adler MS Program at Baycrest, combining medical and rehabilitation management with leading edge assistive technology in the areas of mobility aids, communication, advanced computer technology to control environments, specialized seating, and help with home modifications to improve the quality of life for people with Multiple Sclerosis.
The clinic is staffed with an inter-professional team of physicians, nurses, rehabilitation personnel, social services and a technical team who devises switches and voice/head control interfaces with computers that allow patients to manage their chairs and home environment and to communicate with others.
The clinic also offers speech pathology for swallowing disorders, kinesiology, a gait lab to improve mobility and coordinators who liaise with community care access.
A physician’s referral is required; patients are accepted on a case-by-case basis at any point in the continuum of care.
This program is free for MS patients and is funded through a generous donation from the Kimel family, the Baycrest Foundation and grant funding.