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Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is a progressive condition and considered a de-myelinating condition. This means that the fatty, protective coating around the nerves (myelin) is damaged. In MS, the immune system that normally helps fight infection, mistakes myelin for a foreign body and attacks it. Therefore, the speed and efficiency of the nerve to transmit impulses is disrupted.

There are 4 different types of MS:

  • Relapsing/remitting– Most common form of MS and characterised by periods of times where symptoms appear (relapse) followed by a period of time where things feel ‘normal’
  • Secondary progressive– As symptoms progress over time, the episode of remission reduces
  • Primary progressive– Experience worsening symptoms from diagnosis with no relapse or remission
  • Benign– In some cases, people with MS only experience very mild symptoms and have long periods of time without any symptoms
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Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

There are various symptoms of MS which can range from mild to severe:

  • Muscle weakness in one area of the body or throughout all areas
  • Mobility problems
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle spasms (spasticity)
  • Altered sensation such as numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity
  • Visual problems
  • Balance problems
  • Pain

How our Physiotherapy can help with Multiple Sclerosis

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with MS or have had the condition for a number of years, we can help you in a variety of ways depending on what symptoms you are suffering from:

  • Specific ‘hands on’ neurological physiotherapy to help re-educate movement patterns in order to help improve your active mobility and movement
  • Fatigue management planning and advice
  • Spasticity management through provision of a stretching programme and giving positioning/postural advice
  • Liaise with your consultant and/or MS nurse with regards to medication management to help control symptoms such as spasticity or pain
  • Provision of exercise plans to help improve strength and stamina. This can be at home or within a gym/community setting
  • Assessment and provision of functional electrical stimulation (FES)
  • Education with carers and family on helping you manage your condition
  • Sensory exercises/programme to help manage any sensory issues
  • Balance re-education
  • Gait re-education
  • Recommendation and provision of aids and equipment at home (where and if needed)
  • Aquatic therapy (Hydrotherapy)
  • Referral to other areas such as orthotist (splinting/supports), wheelchair services, consultants, sensory impairment team, driving assessment centre (if required)
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How Does Neurotherapy Treatment Work?

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We hold a brief conversation with you about what problems you struggle with and how you need help

We capture your personal details, discuss the costs and timings and arrange an appointment

During your first appointment, you share your goals with us and we conduct a physical assessment

We work with you to build a personalised treatment plan, during a scheduled period of intervention

We may prescribe some exercises to help you to address weakness, move more efficiently and improve your quality of life

We regularly review your progress and adjust your goals as you make improvements

What’s a Treatment Plan?

Neurotherapy Treatment Plan

Why Work With Our Team?

Patient Centric

Patient Centric

Motivational, personalised and tailored care, based on your individual goals and fully adapted to your abilities

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Multi Skilled Team

Our expert team work together when required, fully communicating to deliver the fastest and best outcomes

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Fully Experienced

With extensive, hands on practical career experience of working in hospitals, clinics and the community

Why Trust Us for Your Treatment?

Qualified Specialists

Qualified Specialists

Fully HCPC, CSP, Physio First, CPD, DBS, BOBATH accredited with proof of up date memberships upon request

Innovative Therapies

Innovative Therapies

By staying ahead of cutting edge industry treatments, we bring you new and unique support and options

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Trust Us with your Data

We’ve invested in the latest, GDPR compliant IT systems for accurate patient record keeping

Home Visits

Our friendly team visit you in your home. Following our assessment, we support you with activities of daily living that you would like to carry out more easily. Our team are enhanced police checked.

Attend Our Clinic

 Attend our fully equipped clinic for a full assessment & tailored treatment plan. Specialist equipment is available to support your activities & develop your skills, enabling you to achieve your personal goals

Neurological Problems We Help With

Walking Issues

Balance Problems

Coordination Problems

Visiospatial Disfunction

Sensory Loss

Falls

Fatigue

Pain

Pain

Spasticity

Spasticity

Body Alignment

Body Alignment

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Range of Movement

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Reduced Muscle Tone

Neurological Conditions We Support

• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Balance Problems
• Brain Injury
• Brain Tumours
• Cerebral Palsy
• Dementia

• Functional Neurological Disorder
• Guillain-Barré Syndrome
• Hereditary Ataxias
• Motor Neurone Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis

• Muscular Dystrophy
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Spinal Deformity and Injury
• Stroke

What Does Tailored Care Mean?

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A Hands on Treatment Plan

Your treatment plan evolves around you – Entirely bespoke way of adapting movements

Incremental Goals

Incremental Goals

Small goals are adapted as your personalised treatment plan evolves and incremental goals are achieved

Your Confidence Levels

Your Confidence Levels

Supportive equipment is adapted to you and your individual confidence levels, abilities and goals

Your Own Personal Motivations

Your Own Personal Motivations

Based on goals that each individual person is actually motivated to achieve

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