Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

Our AGM Guest Speaker will be Paralympic Gold Medallist, Stephanie Millward MBE

6 April 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our AGM guest speaker will be Paralympic gold medallist, Stephanie Millward MBE. Please note that the afternoon Physiotherapy, Tai Chi and the 1.30pm Oxygen Therapy are cancelled on this day to accommodate the meeting.

Thank you for helping to save Reading’s Hydrotherapy Service

5 April 2017

From our patron, Martin Salter:

On behalf of the ‘Save the RBH Hydrotherapy Pool Campaign’ we would like to thank everybody who signed our petition or supported the campaign in other ways.

You may have seen in the press the announcement from the hospital Chief Executive Steve McManus that plans to close the pool had been abandoned and that the hospital trust is "committed to the continuation of hydrotherapy provision, whether this is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site or...

The Mobility Roadshow

30 March 2017

Europe's largest test-drive and independent mbility event.

1 - 3rd June 2017 NAEX Stoneleigh, Warickshire. Free addmission and parking. Fully accessible.

Test drive and compare the latest:

Accessible vehicles, adapted driving controls, mobility scooters, ramps, wheelchairs, hoists and innovative ideas for easier mobility and much more! Visit their website here.

Campaigners welcome decision to save Hydrotherapy service

30 March 2017

Campaigners from the Save the RBH Hydrotherapy Pool Campaign have warmly welcomed today's announcement from the hospital Chief Executive Steve McManus that plans to close the pool had been abandoned and that the hospital trust is " committed to the continuation of hydrotherapy provision, whether this is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site or through alternative facilities off the site".

DisabledHolidays.com - Travel without limits

30 March 2017

This company have been highly recommended by one of our members who wanted to share the news with you.

Talking functional electrical stimulation (FES) with Christine Singleton and Sarah Joiner

30 March 2017

Source MS Trust:

"Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to the leg to improve mobility if you have have difficulties with walking arising from damage in your brain or spinal cord. In this video we talk to our two trustees, Sarah Joiner who has MS herself and uses a FES device, and Christine Singleton, a clinical specialist physiotherapist."

Thank you Frances and farewell

30 March 2017

This week we said farewell to our wonderful volunteer massage therapist, Frances Longman.

Relaxation

30 March 2017

Source MS Trust:

Relaxation techniques are activities that generate a feeling of complete peace and calm, away from daily hassles and routines.

We're hiring

22 March 2017

We are looking to recruit a part time Physiotherapy Assistant to join our dedicated team . For more information about the post and application details click here.

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