Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating condition that can greatly impact the quality of life for those affected. Our chartered physiotherapists at Medella Home Therapy are experts in helping elderly patients with MS manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being.

Here’s what a physiotherapist can do for an elderly patient with MS:

  • Assess mobility and balance: Our physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the extent of mobility and balance issues, and develop a personalized exercise plan to help improve them.

  • Improve flexibility and strength: MS can cause muscle weakness and stiffness, but physiotherapy can help improve flexibility and strength. Our physiotherapists will design exercises to target specific muscle groups and help improve overall function.

  • Minimize spasticity: MS can cause spasticity, which can be painful and limit mobility. Our physiotherapists can use various techniques, including manual therapy and soft tissue massage, to minimize spasticity and improve range of motion.

  • Increase energy levels: MS can cause fatigue, but physiotherapy can help increase energy levels by improving circulation and oxygenation to the muscles. Our physiotherapists will work with you to develop a program that fits your specific needs and helps you manage your symptoms.

  • Provide education and advice: Our physiotherapists will provide education and advice to both you and your carers about how to manage MS and its symptoms. This includes information on how to maintain good posture, how to perform daily activities safely, and how to manage pain.

Our physiotherapy services are provided in the comfort of your own home or care home, making it easier for you to receive the treatment you need. If you or a loved one is suffering from MS, our chartered physiotherapists are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.