Welcome to OMS for Professionals
As a health professional who cares for people with MS, you are one of the first touch points for someone newly diagnosed and are best positioned to offer advice on how diet and lifestyle can improve outcomes for people living with the condition.
The Overcoming MS program is a thoroughly researched set of recommendations based on the effect that various lifestyle factors can have on MS symptoms and progression. These have been distilled into easy to follow lifestyle guidelines for people with MS to improve their symptoms alongside the treatment plan agreed with their physician.
Understanding the OMS Program
What is it?
This lifestyle modification approach to managing MS was developed by Professor George Jelinek based on extensive medical research, following his own personal experiences of an MS diagnosis. The information contained within Prof. Jelinek’s book is free to people with MS, and contains detailed information, including the evidence behind each of the components of the program
How can it help?
The OMS program has helped many thousands of people around the world improve their health and enjoy a better quality of life, despite their MS diagnosis. Mounting evidence shows that mainstream preventive approaches like the OMS Program can have a positive impact on chronic lifestyle diseases such as MS. We hope you will consider integrating what you learn here into the work you’re doing to help people with MS.
An Evidence-based Approach
The Science Behind OMS
The evidence behind the OMS Recovery Program is broad-based, drawn from multiple different study methodologies and research groups, and incorporating over 1,000 research studies from the world’s top medical journals.
What is the NEU?
Our research team, the Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU), are based at the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health and conduct ongoing research into the efficacy of the OMS program.
NEU Research Papers
The NEU team have successfully conducted a number of pioneering studies and related research papers, focusing on lifestyle-based interventions in MS management. These papers have been published in high impact, MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed medical journals.
OMS can help your patients
Get in touch with us
If you’d like more information on OMS and the self-management program, please get in touch today.