multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition which affects the brain and spinal cord. It damages the coating (myelin) that protects the nerves which causes a range of symptoms including problems with vision, balance, weakness and spasms, memory and thinking and emotions.

There are three types of MS:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As with all neuro physio, treatment for MS is very much tailored to the individual but can involve some or all of the following:

  • exercises to improve muscle strength

  • a programme to increase and maintain range of movement

  • maximising functional potential and independence

  • management of spasms and spasticity

  • fatigue management advice

  • education to carers and relatives around stretching, positioning and handling techniques

  • support to access local leisure facilities and maintain fitness

 

 

If you have MS and are looking for physiotherapy in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth or the surrounding areas then give Fiona Stamper NeuroPhysio a call on 07598756462 to see if she can help.

SECONDARY PROGRESSIVE

 

  • Relapsing type of MS changes into a more progressive course

  • This means a build up of disability without any relapses

PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE

 

  • Sympoms gradually progress over time from the outset

  • This affects 10-15% of people with MS

RELAPSING

 

  • Attacks of symptoms which fade away partially or completely

  • Around 85% of people diagnosed with this type of MS