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Balance, Bonding and Bravery for Those Living with MS

By |2024-05-10T08:13:25-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |

As a woman living with multiple sclerosis (MS) for more than 25 years, Rachel Wichansky of Freehold never had “riding a horse” on her to-do list—that is, until she signed up for a new CentraState program, CentraStrides for MS. “It was something new to challenge my [...]

Marlboro Father Finds Answers and Compassion After Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

By |2024-05-24T10:11:39-04:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Neuroscience, Patient Stories|Tags: , , |

Brian Giacchi has experienced muscle spasms off and on since age 9. When the condition ramped up in his 20s, he sought medical advice. Unfortunately, several years of doctors’ visits, testing, and frustration failed to solve the mystery. Then finally, at age 34, he got an answer: he had [...]

MS Doesn’t Stop This Tough Mudder Competitor

By |2024-05-24T10:13:24-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience, Patient Stories|Tags: , , , |

For Bob Granito, the personal obstacles he conquers during a 12-mile Tough Mudder® are harsher than the challenges of a 16-foot-high wall, dangling live wires, or a water pit. A veteran participant of 10 Tough Mudders, the 55-year-old Freehold resident demonstrates that his multiple sclerosis (MS) does not define [...]

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