Physiotherapy for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

May 29, 2022
Physiotherapy for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

Physiotherapy for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

 

People with Multiple Sclerosis can benefit greatly from physiotherapy. It promotes independence by alleviating symptoms such as tired and sore muscles, and limiting loss of strength, movement and balance. Physiotherapists play an important part in MS treatment. Pip Jackson and Associates team of neurological physiotherapists have extensive expertise treating individuals with MS.

Our professional physiotherapists will assist you in reaching your full potential for physical independence, agility, strength, and fitness levels, as well as providing advise and assistance on any new movement concerns that may occur. Physiotherapy is essential when physical symptoms change or when recovering from a relapse.

 

Physiotherapy seeks to:

 

  • Assist in the regulation and coordination of movement patterns.
  • Reduces spasticity and promotes more natural movement.
  • Restores your functioning capacities, as possible.
  • Maintains muscular strength and strengthens weak muscles.
  • Maintains joint mobility and helps to avoid stiffness.
  • Enhances your balance and coordination.
  • Helps to avoid pressure sores.
  • Decreases your risk of falling.
  • Encourages recovery

 

The type of physiotherapy treatment you receive will be determined by the symptoms you are going through at the time, and treatment plans will be customised to your specific requirements. We realise that MS impacts not only you but also people close to you.   A systematic program will be created that will include family and caregivers.

 

This programme will focus on:

 

  • Correcting posture with a focus on the correct way to stand, walk, get up from a sitting or lying position, and best sleeping positions.
  • A variety of exercises and physical activities intended to boost muscular strength and functional abilities.
  • Stretches designed to ease stiffness and spasms
  • Exercises that increase stamina.
  • Coordination and balance training exercises
  • Advice on walking aids and orthotic devices to help with daily activities and reduce injuries.
  • Promoting easier and more natural movement so you may lead a more active and enjoyable life.

 

When you have made progress or your symptoms have changed, the treatment regimen is altered accordingly.  encourage your independence by teaching you how to assist yourself in regaining your movement and coordination.

 

Physiotherapy will also concentrate on activities of daily life, maximizing your potential and enhancing your rehabilitation safely.

You should start physiotherapy as soon as possible after an initial attack.

To make an appointment with one of our physios call 011 440 8888 or email pja@therapyteam.co.za

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