Multiple Sclerosis Physio Session – Gosport
There is now much greater recognition of being active. Moderate and appropriate activity can benefit people with MS.
Exercise and activity will help individual muscles work more efficiently and groups of muscles work better together.
Being active cannot alter the MS damage to the nerve supplying muscles but exercising and being active can help prevent a secondary problem with muscles – muscle weakness that comes about from being inactive.
Weakened bones, including osteoporosis, may be a risk for people with MS who do not get much exercise or have taken long courses of steroids. Gentle activity strengthens the bones and can help prevent these problems developing.
Passive stretching and range-of-motion can help with muscle stiffness. In particular, they can prevent joints from ‘locking up’ and muscles from becoming painful and deconditioned through lack of use. If passive stretching and range-of-motion exercises are helpful, your family and carers might be able to assist you with this in between physiotherapy sessions.
Sessions are held every other |Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm at:
Parish Centre Alverstoke
Followed by a home cooked meal and a chat. Charges apply.