Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS is a disease that affects nerves in the brain and the spinal cord. It has different forms but people often experience weakness, stiffness or spasms. Specialist advice and treatment from a neurological physiotherapist can help maximize your potential.
Getting the right advice soon after diagnosis can improve self management and help maintain abilities over the long term. Treatment often involves guiding good lifestyle choices as well as specific interventions such as stretching or strengthening exercises. Advice on how best to manage fatigue and painful sensations can also be useful.
Foot drop is a common symptom and can be managed with either an Ankle-Foot orthosis (AFO) or Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). Exercise bikes including FES bikes can help with general fitness, circulation and sense of well-being.
For more information please see:
Multiple Sclerosis Society www.mssociety.org.uk
Multiple Sclerosis Trust www.mstrust.org.uk
Revive (Glasgow) www.revivemssupport.org.uk
The MS Therapy Centre Lothian www.mstc-lothian.org.uk
MS Therapy Centre Inverness www.mstherapycentreinverness.co.uk