Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Clients with Multiple Sclerosis can benefit greatly from physiotherapy. The frequency and type of physiotherapy intervention will change throughout the course of the disease process. For example, more treatment may be required after an exacerbation or following injury, while intermittent monitoring may be all that is required after prescription of an exercise program. Ongoing physiotherapy management can optimize function, maintain mobility, and help with adaptations as necessary.

Action Potential Rehabilitation physiotherapists provide individual Hands-on Physiotherapy in the comfort of your home, without your having to organize transportation to a clinic, or in a clinic setting, whichever best meets your needs. Physiotherapy will address identified needs regarding pain, muscle strength, spasticity, balance, and mobility problems.

Exercises will be given to improve strength, range of motion, and optimize function. Most exercises and suggestions will directly relate to functional activity (e.g. getting up out of a chair) so that muscles are strengthened in the way that they are typically used.

Physiotherapists with ADP authorization can prescribe equipment as indicated.

Our physiotherapists and exercise therapists can establish an Individual Fitness Program for home use, or visit your local gym with you to establish a program for you there. Current research shows that regular exercise not only helps to maintain function, but can reduce the fatigue experienced by many clients with MS. In addition, our physiotherapists can provide Pool Therapy or establish a pool exercise program for you in your home or neighbourhood pool.

 

Disclaimer:

This website provides general information about our services and various conditions. It is not intended to be used for self-assessment or treatment, and is not a substitute for an individualized treatment plan developed by a registered physiotherapist.