Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wellness Clinic

Multiple sclerosis is a disease process that affects muscle endurance and strength. Exercise can help improve some of the symptoms associated with MS and improve people’s overall level of fitness. The multiple sclerosis wellness group gives an opportunity for people with MS to exercise with oversight from professionals trained in exercise and who are knowledgeable about exercise modification related to the disease process.

Potential Participants

The group is open to anyone with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The program is designed for people who are independent enough to perform exercises with some assistance. It is not designed to take the place of physical therapy treatment.

Session Schedule

The MS wellness clinic provides a one-hour exercise program once a week. Day and evening times are available.

The program runs for 10 weeks during Nazareth University's spring semester and 10 weeks during the fall semester.

Exercises include weight training, balance training, abdominal strengthening, cardiovascular endurance training, and stretching.

Student Clinicians

Therapy services are provided by students in the doctor of physical therapy professional program under the supervision of licensed physical therapist faculty, according to the standards of the New York State Office of the Professions.


Participants must have a physician’s medical clearance to exercise.

Clients are referred to the clinic from multiple sources, including the MS Society of Western NY, other clinics and clients, case managers, physicians, and social workers.

Eligibility and Fees

The wellness program is free to anyone with a diagnosis of MS.


The multiple sclerosis wellness clinic meets at a variety of locations across campus, depending upon the availability of exercise facilities. Parking is conveniently located and fully accessible.


Clinic parking spaces are located in front of the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute building and in G Lot at the end of the building.

You will receive a parking pass before you begin therapy or at your first session. Please make sure it's visible on your dashboard while you're parked on campus. If you receive a parking ticket, let your clinic supervisor know.

Physical Therapy Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Group at Nazareth College