For more information regarding these clinics please call 208.489.4569
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.
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.
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.
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.