Physiotherapists work with people to assess physical difficulties and help improve movement and other functions of the body. They can help you find exercises that meet your specific needs and abilities. Therapy may concentrate on a particular area of the body, or help you manage a specific symptom. Physiotherapy has a vital role to play in helping people to cope with the daily challenge of living with MS, including:
Learning to control and co-ordinate movement patterns
Reducing spasticity and encouraging more normal movements
Regaining functional abilities
Physiotherapy is often recommended when there is a specific problem or ongoing symptoms that affect day-to-day activities, mobility and independence. It can help whatever your level of disability, but can be particularly valuable when physical symptoms progress or you are recovering from a relapse.
If your condition is affecting the sports or activities you are able to do, our physiotherapists might suggest new ways to stay fit, or ways to adapt your preferred exercises to suit your situation. They can also suggest particular exercises to treat and manage specific problems such as difficulties with mobility, balance, posture and fatigue. Bladder problems, pain, muscle spasms and stiffness can also be targeted by physiotherapy.
Our physiotherapists are able to work with you to maximise your movement and function using a range of exercises to improve strength, stiffness, fatigue, fitness and balance. Sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs.
We also offer group sessions in strength, balance and fitness led by our physiotherapist team. Before you join a group session we arrange a free one-to-one session so you can tell us what you would like to work on, and together we develop an individualised exercise plan for you.
How to Book
Physiotherapy is only available to people with MS. To access physiotherapy, you must sign up for annual membership. See the membership page for full details on how to apply.
Each session costs £10 and is usually followed by an opportunity to chat over a cuppa and cake! Please contact us to arrange your initial one-to-one session.
Monday: 10.00am - 11.00am with Michael Traynor.
Friday: 10.00am - 11.00am; 11.00am - 12.00pm; and 12.15pm - 1.15pm with Jo Avery.