Top photo: Bioness (TM) Leg Device, Bottom photo: Dr. Friedman, MD
Clinics

For more information regarding these clinics please call 208.489.4569

MS Clinic

Assessments are provided by a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, nurse, neuropsychologist and social worker to help determine the current functional level of patients with multiple sclerosis. Recommendations are provided to the referring physician to help optimize the patient’s status.

Spasticity Clinic

This clinic is designed for patients with significant spasticity, a condition where certain muscles are continually contracted. A physician, nurse, occupational therapist and physical therapist initially evaluate the patient to determine if he/she is a candidate for a baclofen pump to treat the spasticity. If the patient is a candidate, a baclofen pump is placed by a community physician and the patient returns to their primary physician for periodic monitoring of the pump and baclofen refills.

Wheelchair Seating Clinic

This clinic is designed to assist individuals who may require a wheelchair in obtaining the most appropriate chair and seating system. Evaluations are performed by an occupational or physical therapist for manual chairs, power/electric chairs, scooters, back systems and seat systems. Current wheelchair users also will be assessed for any new modifications.

Seating Clinic

This clinic is similar to the wheelchair clinic but is attended by a physician who is knowledgable about seating systems. It is an ideal clinic for community physicians who want to refer patients to another physician to handle seating needs.

ALS Clinic

A physician, speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, and social worker evaluate the status of patients with ALS. Recommendations are provided to help optimize the patient’s functional level. A representative from the Muscular Dystrophy Association also attends the clinic to help direct resources.