MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH
Neurological Physiotherapy in Multiple Sclerosis addresses a number of key areas which can dramatically change a person’s ability to do day to day activities and maximise their independence in all aspects of life, including leisure and vocational activities.
The first part of Multiple Sclerosis treatment is to improve posture. This is essential for balance, walking and arm and hand function.
Neurological Physiotherapy can help re-educate poor balance, even if there is no specific muscle weakness, Multiple Sclerosis can alter the way in which we move, making you feel as if you are more likely to fall.
If you have difficulties with your balance, it is likely that your walking is a challenge as well. People with Multiple Sclerosis often have problems with tripping. There are a number of reasons why walking maybe affected in Multiple Sclerosis. It may be general or specific muscle weakness. The general weakness can be addressed by various types of exercise. If it is a more specific weakness the treatment is likely to be more specialised using rehabilitation technology. The most common of these is the treatment for drop foot or a floppy foot with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).
Many people with MS suffer with muscle spasms, pain or stiffness in the muscles which we call spasticity. The physiotherapist can help reduce the problems associated with this type of altered muscle function and leg weakness. We may use a number of different treatment approaches including Hydrotherapy exercises, the use of splints or orthoses or working with the doctors to help with the prescription of medication.
Fatigue is a symptom of MS, however people also get fatigued because of the extra effort they have to invest in all of their activities. Neurological Physiotherapy will work with you to help you manage the fatigue so you can save your energy for the good stuff!
Here at PhysioFunction Ltd we offer facilities to treat many Neurological Conditions. We use Neurological Physiotherapy & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. We offer Hydrotherapy, Neurofit, FES Cycling, Robot Assisted Physiotherapy (REX), Occupational Therapy and can use Rehabilitation Technology too. If you would like an assessment please contact our Client Services Team on 0800 043 0327