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Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center

About This Clinic

The Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center in the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at UT Health Austin is dedicated to serve and to care for all patients with immune-mediated neurologic disease (a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system) in particular individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. We work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of experts who are guided by evidence-based medicine and extensive clinical practice experience. Our teams may include: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, medical assistants, and colleagues from collaborative specialties in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics and urology.

We focus on preventive methods that promote health and wellness with an emphasis on nutrition, exercise, prevention and restorative medicine. Understanding and effectively managing a chronic neurologic illness is the focus of our commitment to patient and family education. Optimizing the psychology, behavioral and mental health of those we serve is equally important to our teams in the care of all patients.

Services We Offer

Our team, along with our collaborating, multi-disciplinary partners, offer and facilitate referrals to the following services for patients:

Clinical Services

  • Consultation services
  • Continuity of chronic care
  • Diagnostic services
  • Out-patient and in-patient management
  • Neuropsychological testing

Neurotherapeutics

  • Immunotherapy for disease management
  • Plasma exchange services
  • Disease-related symptoms
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric services
  • On-site counseling

Neurorehabilitation

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Wheelchair seating and clinic/bed management
  • Orthotics and assist devices
  • Gait Restoration Clinic

Coordinated Team Management

  • Social work and case management services
  • Exercise training education
  • Bone and mineral metabolism assessment
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Neurourology assessments (including bladder ultrasound)
  • Nutritional Counseling

Research

The care team is also involved in multiple research studies to better understand certain disorders and to have the most-up-to-date treatments available for our patients. We seek to understand why immune-mediated disorders develop in the brain and spinal cord. Our goal is to take these discoveries and translate them to future treatments which may help eradicate these disorders which target the human central nervous system. From time to time, your provider may give you information about volunteering for participation in a research study.