If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be wondering if physiotherapy is right for you. MS is a neurological condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle control, vision, balance, and speech. Physiotherapy can help improve mobility and function in people with MS by helping to strengthen muscles, improve balance and coordination, and reduce pain.
What should I know about multiple sclerosis and physiotherapy?
If you have MS, physiotherapy can help improve your quality of life by helping to:
- Strengthen muscles
- Improve balance and coordination
- Reduce pain
- Increase mobility
- Improve function
How can physiotherapy help MS?
Physiotherapy treatment for MS is individualized, depending on the person’s symptoms and how the disease is affecting them. Treatment may include exercises to help with strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Physiotherapy can also help with pain relief. Heat or cold therapy may be used to reduce inflammation and pain. Electrical stimulation may also be used to help relieve muscle spasms.
We hope this information has been useful to you.