Posted: 5th August 2019
Posted in: News
What Is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease characterised by the destruction of myelin – the fatty tissue surrounding the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. When myelin is destroyed the nerves are unable to send electrical signals efficiently, making it harder for the brain to communicate with the rest of the body leading to a wide variety of signs and symptoms.
During the early stages of MS, people may experience minimal changes to their function. As the disease progresses, it can impact on their ability to complete activities of daily living independently and they may require assistance.
Due to inflammation in the central nervous system, exacerbations can occur causing existing symptoms to worsen, or the development of new symptoms.
How Can We Help?
Allied Health Practitioners such as Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists can help manage the symptoms of MS in the following ways:
If you or someone you know may be suffering signs of MS, give us a call at Generation Physio. We have a friendly and dedicated team of professionals who are here to make a positive impact in the lives of our clients. All of our clinicians are mobile and will come to you to provide a consultation. Reach us on 1300 122 884 to book a consultation today.
Article written by Shalini Jayasekera
Physiotherapist – Gold Coast
Shalini graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2019 where she gained experience in orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurological and geriatric physiotherapy. Through her clinical placements she has developed an interest in neurological conditions.
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