Multiple Sclerosis Treatment & Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disorder of the Central Nervous System (CNS) white matter. It occurs within the brain, the spinal cord and optic nerves and interferes with the transmission along neurons.

After diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis the course of the disease can vary enormously in different individuals. Medical treatment of the disease depends on the nature of the symptoms experienced. Most people will have medical drug treatment either to reduce an inflammatory episode or to attempt to slow and modify the disease progression these drugs are known as Disease Modifying Drugs.

Inflammation caused by Multiple Sclerosis can occur anywhere in the CNS and this can result in extremely diverse symptoms. This means that the management of MS is extremely challenging and must involve collaboration of professionals across both social and healthcare services.

Specialist neurological physiotherapy has been recognised to play a pivotal role in improving the quality of life for people affected by MS.The physiotherapists at MNC are all skilled in assessing the problems that are presented with MS and use “hands on” treatment to change alignment and maximise activity and function.

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We are all trained in The Bobath concept which involves a detailed assessment of posture balance and movement. This is used as a foundation to explore each individuals potential to change and improve their movement skills. Treatment can include muscle activation/strengthening/retraining, balance work, cardiovascular work, improvement of respiratory function, sensory work, mobility, postural support, advice, education and general support with quality of life issues.

Although Multiple Sclerosis is often considered a progressive condition, in our experience almost all patients can still benefit and make positive changes as a result of therapy input.

The staff at MNC recently exhibited at MSLife 2014 (View blog post) which is the largest MS exhibition in Europe. This was a great opportunity to meet people and to discuss and demonstrate the benefits of hands on physiotherapy. Why not have a look at the sessions held at MSLife on: