NTRehab physiotherapy service offers home visits for patients who have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis multiple sclerosis.
What is Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)?
M.S. is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. With this condition, the coating that protects your nerves (myelin) is damaged.
Myelin helps messages travel quickly and smoothly between the rest of the body.
In multiple sclerosis your immune system, which helps to fight off infections, mistakes myelin as a foreign body and attacks it. This damage to the myelin leaves plaques or scars which then disrupts the messages travelling along the nerve fibres.
The messages can slow down, become distorted or not get through at all.
As well as losing the myelin, there can sometimes be damage to the actual nerve fibres too. It`s this nerve damage that causes the increase in disability that can occur over time.
What are the symptoms of M.S.?
For those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis there are many possible symptoms but not everyone will experience them all.
- Numbness & tingling
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of balance / dizziness
- Stiffness / spasms
- Bladder / bowel difficulties
- Vision problems
- Problems with memory and thinking
How can physiotherapy help with multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis physiotherapy treatment can play a very important part in helping people with M.S. manage their condition in the following ways:
- Exercises to build strength and stamina and to improve range of movement at stiff joints.
- Hands on therapy to encourage normal patterns of movement. This is based on the ‘Bobath Concept’.
- Balance Exercises.
- Walking re-education.
- Advice on spasticity management
- Treatment of foot-drop, for example advice on splints or muscle stimulation.
- Advice on walking aids or equipment.
We will work with you to set goals and achieve your full potential.
Where do we cover?
Want to know more?
If you or a loved one has Multiple Sclerosis and is in need of specialist physiotherapy in the Midlands, get in touch with us today.
Some of Our Specialist Physiotherapists ...
Emma is passionate about helping people recover from the effects of Multiple Sclerosis and has many years experience working at a senior level in MS rehabilitation.
She has developed specialist skills within her post graduate training including Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and the Bobath Concept.
Emma is a member of ACPIN (association of chartered physiotherapists in neurology). Emma covers Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Aldridge, Lichfield areas.
Michelle is a senior physiotherapist with over 15 years’ experience and is dedicated to helping people recover from neurological conditions including brain injuries. She has undertaken postgraduate training to develop her skills which include orthotics, electrical muscle stimulation, Saebo, taping and hydrotherapy.
Michelle provides home visits in the following areas: Coventry, Nuneaton, Leamington Spa, Knowle, Solihull and surrounding areas.