Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

MS is a complex disease and affects people in many varying ways. Physical symptoms often include problems with balance, muscle weakness, spasms and fatigue .These symptoms all affect the ability to manage everyday activities of daily living and often vary from day to day. There may also be problems around bladder control, speech and swallowing.

How Ilkley Physio Will Help Your Multiple Sclerosis Needs

Everyone starts with an in-depth assessment of how their M.S affects them and their daily life. We discuss with them what their main problems are and then go through a physical assessment looking at strengths and weaknesses. Then together we set goals and come up with a treatment plan to suit that person and one that fits in with their individual lifestyle.

This may be in the form of advice on exercise and fatigue management, a home exercise or gym programme, advice on aids or technical equipment with regular hands-on therapy to maintain muscle length, joint suppleness and monitoring of posture.

Here’s what Joy had to say about her experience with Ilkley Physiotherapy:

female-silhouette“Having had MS for 32 years there have been many changes in my abilities causing difficulties in my everyday life.  Physiotherapy has made a real difference in helping me manage and improve my physical and emotional health. In recent challenges the work I have been doing with Jane Bryant has helped me by limiting some of the effects of MS.  My balance and trunk control have improved.  I have learnt many techniques to help me strengthen my head control and my eating as well as maintaining my standing ability. Read More >>

Get in touch if you recognise any of these symptoms and one of our team will get back to you to see how we can help.