WHAT HOME CHANGES SHOULD I MAKE?
If necessary, modifying the living environment to make it more accessible may be helpful. This may include installing handrails, ramps, or other aids to facilitate mobility. It may be that these things are in place in case of a relapse. An Occupational therapist can give advice on changes to the home environment. A Physiotherapist can give advice on equipment to help with transfers and gadgets such as falls detectors in the home.
WHAT IF I NEED PRIVATE PHYSIOTHERAPY IN MY OWN HOME?
Physiotherapy for MS, will vary for each individual. It's important to involve a qualified and experienced physiotherapist who has expertise in working with individuals with MS. At Estuary Physio, we provide a comprehensive assessment and design a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs and help you manage the condition more effectively. Physiotherapy, when integrated into a comprehensive management approach, can positively impact the quality of life for individuals living with multiple sclerosis.
WILL I BENEFIT FROM PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapy is a specialised form of physical therapy that focuses on improving mobility, strength, balance, and overall physical function. It aims to maximize an individual's potential to maintain independence and manage symptoms related to MS.
Here are some ways in which physiotherapy can be helpful:
- Mobility improvement
- Balance and coordination
- Fatigue management
- Pain management
- Spasticity (Stiffness or spasms) management
- Breathing exercises
- Adaptive devices and aids
- Fall prevention advice
- Functional independence
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT
If you would like to find out more about Estuary Physios multiple sclerosis service, please get in touch with us today
and speak with one of our clinicians.
HELPFUL RESOURCESHome adaptations - MS SocietyGuide to staying steadyNHS guide to multiple sclerosis
The information on this page has been reviewed for accuracy by Barry Ford BSc MCSP, Physiotherapist
OTHER CONDITIONS WE TREAT
We understand that our clients often have a range of medical conditions. Our therapists have a broad range of backgrounds. For example, someone with multiple sclerosis may also find they are having difficulty with lower back pain. We have specialist musculoskeletal therapists who can work alongside a Neurology Physiotherapist to get the best results. Learn more about musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Estuary Physio