Multiple Sclerosis

Ms Anatomy

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease, which means 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 visual problems, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration.

These symptoms may come and go. Fortunately for most people, only a few of these symptoms develop over the course of their MS. The good news is, that by leading an active lifestyle as possible, along with regular rehabilitative exercise, assistance and support - many are able to successfully manage their MS and live with a level of independence.

Our MS programme can provide the strategies to ensure maximum use of movements, while also preventing possible secondary problems as a result of the condition. Through the stages of MS on body function, one part can often become weaker due to compensating on another and this may lead to secondary, yet avoidable problems.

Our team of rehabiliation specialists will work with you to:

  • develop all movements, ensuring that symmetrical function is achieved
  • analyse your unique individual movement
  • provide one-on-one advice for reducing fatigue and empowering your independence throughout your daily tasks
  • learn to control your movement

It is these factors, which have shown time and again to lead to increased confidence, which in turn leads to an increased level of daily activity and therefore, self-empowerment.

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