A virtual physical therapy program for Multiple Sclerosis. This program will teach you what you can do at home to help manage and conquer your MS symptoms. Improvements in strength, flexibility, walking, balance, and energy are within your reach.
When working with MS, exercises MUST be specific and functional. Learn exactly what you can do to train your body to be stronger, have better balance, improved flexibility, and safer walking with these targeted exercises!
Become stronger while walking in your home and community, stand up from a soft or low surface, keep your balance while walking and standing, recover from potential falls, reduce tightness, and improve your overall quality of life. You CAN do this!
Learn WHY some of your MS symptoms are occurring and how to manage them!
We'll cover everything from what neuroplasticity is and how you can use it to improve your daily function: manage fatigue, conserve energy, improve cognitive function, avoid heat intolerance, and so much more!
Get coaching with me via email and Q&A recordings to make sure you are performing the exercises correctly while understanding the concepts that will help you champion your life with MS.
Send your questions and I will share my answers weekly. You'll receive an email notification when answers have been posted.
You'll be provided with a Home Exercise Program that tells you which exercises to do each day so you get the greatest benefit from this program!
You'll also also receive an Exercise Log to track your exercises each day. It's easy to stay motivated and accountable! Feel free to send me your exercise logs weekly to keep me posted on your work.
Is there a specific task that is challenging for you? In this section I will teach you the correct technique to strengthen the proper muscles you need for tasks such as stair climbing, getting in and out of a car, picking an item up off the floor, standing up from the ground, etc.
Log in monthly as a new Guest Speaker educates us on their expertise! We'll have topics including occupational therapy, cannabis and CBD, yoga therapy, mindfulness & meditation, etc!
You'll receive one video each month reviewing the most updated research in Multiple Sclerosis. We'll cover everything from Disease Modifying Drugs and Stem Cell Therapies to current clinical trials and various forms of rehabilitation proven to benefit MS symptoms the most!
A one-time evaluation visit with a physical therapist usually costs $120. Follow up visits, twice a week, typically cost $160 in copays. The MSing Link Virtual Physical Therapy program provides full-time access to the most effective exercises and helpful tips from a Physical Therapist who is an MS Certified Specialist. And if that weren't enough, you'll also have access to two home exercise program calendars, guest speakers, weekly Q&A, and updated research all for LESS than $100 per month. (Or, save up to 22% with our annual subscription plan!)
Learn about my journey to becoming a physical therapist and a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist as well as how MS specific physical therapy can help those living with MS!
"Dr. Gretchen Hawley is truly one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met in the multiple sclerosis field. With her help, I have made tremendous progress in dealing with my daily challenges. She has honestly given me the tools needed to improve my walking and balance, two of my biggest struggles. Her videos give everyone dealing with MS the opportunity to experience her expertise and enthusiasm as if she was personally working with them one on one. I would recommend her video series to anyone dealing with MS."
"I have made more progress (walking, balance, learning to stand from a wheelchair) in 3 months than in the last 3 years. The attention you get is specifically designed for you and your abilities. Gretchen was specifically recommended by my MS physician. I can feel the improvement!!!"
"Having Multiple Sclerosis for 40 years now has been somewhat of a challenge. My balance along with weakness in my legs and hands started to take a toll on me. I wasn't happy with the way I was feeling so I asked my MS Neurologist for advise. He suggested some Physical Therapy with an MS Specialist. I was very impressed with Gretchen's knowledge of MS and her ability to physically help me. Her skillful teaching methods along with my hard work has helped me regain my balance and I am now walking much better again."
"Gretchen Hawley is amazing. I've had physical therapy before, but it was nothing like what I've experienced with Gretchen. The series of exercises she suggested were targeted specifically at walking, flat surfaces and stairs. Gretchen coached me through exercises that worked the major muscles AND the micro muscles (many which I hadn't known existed) AND in context of the movement I aspired to improve. Many of the exercises were in the context of walking or climbing stairs; for those that weren't, she explained how we were targeting how muscles worked together. She even introduced cognitive exercises to accompany the physical work. Physical Therapy with Gretchen soars above the physical therapy I had a few years ago for the same issues."
"Gretchen is professional, knowledgeable, and very caring. If I'm having difficulty with an exercise, she finds a way to modify it so I can be successful. I appreciate her knowledge and experience specifically with Multiple Sclerosis patients. She understands how spasticity and fatigue can impact how I move, and knows how to design a program that works for me."