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10 min. walk from Boston Manor Tube Station.
15 min. walk from Northfields Tube Station.
E8, E3, E2, 207, 607, 83
For someone suffering from multiple sclerosis or MS, the body is at war when it doesn’t have to be– this condition is what’s referred to as an autoimmune disease, since it causes the immune system to attack and significantly damage the normal tissues and organs in the nervous system. This then causes the sufferer problems like loss of muscle control and motor functions, vision, balance, and sensation. Luckily for those in the UK’s capital city, they can get help from many London physiotherapy centres.
Physiotherapy and Exercise
One of the most important things that physiotherapy sessions can offer the MS patient is its focus on exercises that help address his needs. Exercise can help improve overall health for people suffering from a milder case of MS and restore the mobility of those with more severe cases. It can also help improve muscle strength and fitness, manage weight, and it can even decrease the risk of developing heart attack.
Addressing Specific Points
Physiotherapy techniques allow patients to address their mobility or body function needs more specifically. For instance, a physiotherapist might recommend massages, physical therapy or some form of exercise for balance problems, and a completely different approach for another symptom.
One of the best things about this system is that it doesn’t keep your hospital bills piling up, because as an article in the Multiple Sclerosis Society discusses:
"Physiotherapy is most commonly available as an ‘outpatient treatment’ – where you visit the hospital just for the treatment appointment and then leave again. Alternatively, if fatigue, spasticity or other symptoms associated with MS prevent you from travelling to the local hospital, a physiotherapist may be able to visit you in your own home."
Access to the Treatment
If you want to know more about getting this treatment for a loved one, consult with your local National Health Service centres, because your access to a physiotherapist will vary from one location to the next. It might also depend on the sufferer’s MS condition– some are given right after a relapse, while others follow after a change (often an aggravation) of the symptoms. You can also get information from institutions like CK Physio.
Thanks to efficient physio in London, MS sufferers can continue their treatment even after they get out of the hospital. Moreover, the exercises and other aspects of this system help keep their bodies healthy and in shape.
(Source: Physiotherapy, Multiple Sclerosis Society)