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Physiotherapy

Our 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.

 

One-to-One 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.

Group Exercise

We also offer group sessions in strength, balance and fitness led by our physiotherapist team. Before you join a group session, you will need to book an initial assessment with our neuro-physio, Maxine, so you can tell us what you would like to work on, and together we develop an individualised exercise plan for you.

Open Gym Sessions - from Monday 4 March 2024

We have been awarded a grant from the David Gibbons Foundation to run a 'Feelgood Fitness' campaign.  This means we can offer time in the gym on selected days FOR FREE to Members who have an exercise programme with our neuro-physio Maxine.  If you would like to join any of the free, volunteer-supported sessions, please book via Reception.  Do take advantage of this great opportunity to maximise your time in the gym!

 

If you don't yet have a programme from Maxine, please get in touch with us to arrange for an initial assessment.  Available while the grant lasts.

Open Gym Sessions run on:

Mondays 1.30 – 3.30 with Tricia

Tuesdays 2- 3 with Kate

Wednesdays 10-12 with Sue

NEW! Neuro-Pilates with Ali

Tuesdays 12:45pm - 1:45pm

A welcoming space designed to strengthen your core, enhance your flexibility, and improve overall well-being through a series of gentle and effective exercises.  Whether you’re a beginner or looking to deepen your practice, Ali’s class is crafted to cater to all abilities and conditions.  You can expect to be guided through foundational Pilates exercises such as Bridges, Push-ups, and the Superman, along with soothing stretches like the Swan, and Hip twist.
 
Each session is thoughtfully structured to allow for both modifications and progressions, ensuring that you feel both challenged and supported.  Ali will provide personalised attention to each participant, helping you to adjust the exercises to suit your individual needs and pace.  This approach is aimed at helping you to gain the most from each class, progressing steadily towards better core strength, movement and mobility. 
 

£10 per session - book via Reception

How to Book Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is available to our members with any condition. See the membership page for full details on how to apply.

Prices & Times - One to One Physiotherapy

45-minute appointments are available with:

- Ali on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm

- Maxine on Thursdays between 9am and 3pm

Please contact us to arrange your initial one-to-one session.

£40 for MS Members (subsidised by the charity)

£50 for non-MS members

Prices & Times - Group Exercise

Monday: 10am-11am / 11am-12pm with Henry Bunclark

Thursday: 12.30pm with Maxine Dean

Friday: 10am-11am / 11am-12pm / 12.15pm-1.15pm with Jo Avery

Each group session costs £10 and is usually followed by an opportunity to chat over a cuppa and cake!

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