University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Optimal Living for Multiple Sclerosis


Our Faculty Practice offers Optimal Living with Multiple Sclerosis, a twelve-week program focused on improving functioning through customized, multidisciplinary approaches to health and wellness. Operated in partnership with the National MS Society and provided by USC’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, this program aims to enhance the quality of life for participants with mild to moderate MS and beginning levels of functional changes in mobility and balance. The twelve-week group occurs twice per year – concurrent with the university’s fall and spring semesters. Participants are led by occupational and physical therapy faculty and students in the Lifestyle Redesign® process, in combination with group and 1:1 exercise led by Physical Therapy, all of which is enhanced with the social support of the group format.

For more information about the program, please visit the Southern California Chapter of the National MS Society.

Lifestyle Redesign® for Multiple Sclerosis

The Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice provides individual Lifestyle Redesign® treatment for clients who have Multiple Sclerosis. The Lifestyle Redesign® process includes:

  • Analysis of daily activity to discover occupationally debilitating habits
  • Implementation of healthier habits and routines
  • Time and stress management, including relaxation techniques
  • Participation in meaningful activity
  • Ergonomic assessments of work and home, including organization skills
  • Explore energy conservation and pacing techniques to promote achievement of daily activities
  • Exploring vocational alternatives to assist people in making productive and constructive change
  • Preventing and managing depression
  • Social support

To make an appointment or for more information contact us today!

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USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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Phone: (323) 442-2850 · Toll free: (866) 385-4250
Fax: (323) 442-1540
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914,

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.®



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