Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MOTIONrehab understand that everyone living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience their own unique challenges. MOTIONrehab have extensive expertise and great success in improving the quality of life for people living with MS. MOTIONrehab are renowned for their person-centred approach to rehabilitation, personalising each individuals therapy to enable everybody to achieve their individual goals and reach their full potential.
MOTIONrehab’s services to help with MS include:
- Gait Analysis and Robotic Gait Training with LYRA
- Upper Limb Rehabilitation
- Specialist Neurological Physiotherapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Rehabilitation Technologyincluding (FES)
- Functional Exercise
- Home-based Rehabilitation
- Multi-Disciplinary Team
- Neuropsychology – Coming Soon
- Speech and Language Therapy – Coming Soon
Clients are able to self-refer, alternatively MOTIONrehab accepts referrals from Consultants, GP’s Private Insurance Companies, Personal Injury Claims, CHC, IFR. MOTIONrehab is happy to work in partnership with your GP, Consultant or other health professionals
Neurological rehabilitation can help with the reduced or lost physical functions with hands on treatment, exercise and rehabilitation technology. These may include:
- Hand & arm function
- Leg & foot function
- Posture management
The aim of rehabilitation is to help people do as much for themselves as possible, help them achieve their goals whether that be to get around the house, out and about in the community or back to work. MOTIONrehab recognises that everyones goals are personal to them and we take a person-centred approach to our rehabilitation programmes.
For more information about how MOTIONrehab can help following a stroke, please call our Customer Services Team on 0800 8600 138 or email [email protected]
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that causes inflammation of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. All nerves are covered with myelin which allows messages to travel along the nerves at great speed. When someone has MS it causes their immune system to break down or damage the myelin which disrupts the messages and impacts on how the body functions. There are 4 types of MS.
This is the most common type and affects about 85% of people who are diagnosed with MS. It usually presents with episodes of ‘flare up’ called relapses. During this time old ongoing or older symptoms can get worse or someone may develop new symptoms. Relapses can be different for everybody and can last varying amounts of time. However, the symptoms usually ease or fade away and these are periods called remitting periods. Rehabilitation can be helpful during and after a relapse.
About 15% of people with MS are diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS. This means that after the first symptoms appear there is a general progression of these and new symptoms. Again the time period for progression varies massively between individuals however the common feature is that there is no remitting period.
Most people who have relapsing-remitting symptoms will go on to develop Secondary Progressive MS. With this type of MS your disability gets steadily worse. You’re no longer likely to have relapses, when your symptoms get worse but then get better.
This is when there is a small number of relapses or limited episodes of symptoms followed by complete recovery. However, symptoms can reoccur many years after a period of remission.
For more information about how MOTIONrehab can help with MS, please call the MOTIONrehab Customer Services Team on 0800 8600 138 or email [email protected]