Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
MND is a rare condition of unknown causes that causes damage to the ‘motor nerves’. There are two types of motor nerves, those in the brain and spinal cord, these are called ‘upper motor neurones’ and those in our arms, legs and trunk, the ‘lower motor neurones’. Unfortunately MND affects both the upper and lower motor neurones. The symptoms of MND can vary from person to person but may include:
- Muscle wasting
- Muscle weakness
- Fasciculations (twitches or flickers in muscles felt under the skin)
- Spasms and spasticity
- Speech and swallow problems
There are serveral types of MND and each type can progress in different ways.
Unfortunately there is no known cure for MND, however physiotherapy can be beneficial at managing the symptoms of the disease and help maximise function as the disease progresses.
MOTIONrehab® can provide specialist neurological physiotherapy to:
- Help maintain the strength of muscles
- Keep joints and muscles flexible
- Provide stretches
- Posture management
- Aids and adaptations to help with function and independence
- Breathing exercises
- Fatigue management
MOTIONrehab recognises that the progression of MND is difficult for individuals and their families. We can provide hands on treatment and personalised programmes for individuals to carry out at home and support families with advice at each stage of the condition.
For more information about how MOTIONrehab can help with MND, please call the MOTIONrehab Customer Services Team on 0800 8600 138 or email [email protected]