The physiotherapist plays an important role in the coordinated multidisciplinary management of treatable symptoms in a progressive, untreatable disease such as ALS. Assessment of physical and respiratory symptoms and provision of advice, exercises, management strategies, and aids allow adjustment to altered demands of activities of daily living. An improvement in the quality of life is the principal aim of intervention in ALS and can be achieved by person-centred care, shaped to the goals of each individual.
|Title of host publication||Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Diagnosis to Bereavement|
|Editors||David Oliver, Gian Domenico Borasio, Wendy Johnston|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Mar 2014|