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Ask an ALS Expert: Recommendations from a Physical Therapist

As an assistant professor of physical therapy at Georgia Regents University and a physical therapist at an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence in Georgia, Charlotte Chatto, PT, Ph.D., has extensive experience working with people living with ALS and their caregivers. Passionate about helping people living with ALS experience the best quality of life, Dr. Chatto recently shared the following tips.


Upcoming Webinars

Connect with nationally recognized ALS experts and get answers to common questions. Learn about the latest in ALS research.

Tricks of the Trade; Tips for Easing the Daily Life Challenges of ALS
On August 18th, Amber Ward, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP shared tricks of the trade and tips for daily living in dealing with challenges associated with ALS. Don’t miss our next webinar, Accessing Your iPad with A Switch, on September 15th.

Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (NEALS) Consortium
Experts explain the scientific rational and design of current ALS research. These webinars offer participants the opportunity to have the experts running clinical trials directly answer their questions.

Learn about the latest ALS research advances and get an inside look at the role scientific research plays in the search for a new treatment.


In the News: 75th Anniversary

Lou Gehrig and his famous farewell to baseball speech receive a touching 75th anniversary tribute at Major League ballparks across the country.


Profile of a Person with ALS: A View From the Front Lines

Find out how a New Hampshire man with ALS is staying one step ahead of the disease while still making time for friends and family.

Medicare changes and Communication Devices

Big changes may be coming that could impact speech generating devices (SGDs). Find out what you can do to prepare.


Overcoming the Fear of Asking for Help

Why do so many people coping with ALS struggle to ask this one simple question? Learn how to overcome the guilt and fear of asking for help.

ALS Research: Clinical Trials

Thinking about volunteering for a clinical trial? We’ve uncovered common myths and misunderstandings to help you separate fact from fiction to help you decide whether participating in scientific research is right for you.


Thank You For the Outpouring of Support

Learn more about the #IceBucketChallenge phenomenon that's spreading ALS Awareness across the globe. Read the latest news, see our FAQ section and more.


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