Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a life changing condition. It affects how your brain and body communicate with each other. This can cause big mobility problems. With your help and support today we can develop a brand new course that will keep our members walking stronger, safer and longer.
What we currently offer
The main service we offer is physiotherapy and exercise which is designed for people with MS.
Through a tailored programme, people can exercise safely. It is designed to challenge enough to be beneficial but geared so it doesn’t cause other symptoms to flare up. To meet our members’ needs, our experienced team will provide group and one-to-one sessions adjusted to the goals and ability of the individuals taking part.
In 2019 our members were asked about the difference physiotherapy makes and they told us:
• 79% feel more mobile as a result of physiotherapy
• 83% felt it helps with depression
• 89% find it helps their day to day life
• 94% report it improves their quality of life
• 85% feel it gives them the confidence to cope with their MS
With your help today what we can achieve
In 2020 we plan to develop a new 8 week course that focuses on sensory and strengthening exercises to help our members with their walking. Based on what we learn we will adapt the class so can replicate it in the future.
Why this is important
The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints as well as many sensory receptors in the skin, muscles, tendons and joints to help with movement, balance and shock absorption.
In MS the sensory information may already be disturbed, but the less we move and stimulate the feet, the less information we send to sensory cortex. This means our foundation on the ground will work less effective and may cause issues further up in the body.
This course will contain both strengthening and sensory exercises for the foot and ankle.
With your help we can develop a new course based on sensory and strengthening exercises to help improve mobility that we can recreate time after time.