Some interesting research is taking place into the benefits of table tennis for people with MS. A trial to scientifically validate table tennis treatment kicks off in the US and Italy this week, run by Dr Antonio Barbera, who has held regular table tennis sessions near Denver for three years and seen encouraging results. Dr […]
Every week, we offer a Tai Chi class both online and in person for people with MS – why not give it a go? Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that brings together deep breathing, relaxation, and slow, graceful movements. As it is greatly based on technique, it doesn’t matter if you are not very
Dr Gretchen Hawley will be discussing the topic of neuroplasticity and how exercise can create changes of neural pathways within the brain. She will be talking about the best tips and strategies to help you get the most out of your MS-specific exercises to encourage new pathways to be created and promote improvements in specific
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our exercise survey. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We are busy looking at all the responses and will report back in the future. We’d also like to congratulate Linda, whose name was pulled out of the hat to
If you take part in exercise at the Centre, you will shortly receive a copy of our exercise survey. Emails will come from Pip and hard copies will also be available at the Centre. We would like to know the difference that participating in exercise makes for our members. By completing our survey, you will help
To kick off 2024, MS specialist Dr Gretchen Hawley will be hosting an information session around troubleshooting barriers to exercise. You’ll hear directly from an MS specialist the most common reasons people with MS find it difficult to participate in exercise. The advice you’ll receive in this session will give you what you need to
We know there are times when you want or need to exercise at home. With this in mind, we have created some new exercise videos which are available to view any time on our website. There are 12 videos available, including seated yoga, relaxation, functional exercises for carers, balance exercises, foot mobility and many more.
Our physiotherapists have been to a couple of interesting training courses recently. Ligia and Simone attended a Strength and Conditioning course at the Samson Centre in Guildford (see the photo!) The course was a practical 1-day course developing the expertise of therapists in strength and conditioning (S&C) and rehabilitation. All attendees worked within the field
Our physiotherapy team are pleased to offer this new six week Fatigue Management course at the Centre. This course is based on a programme developed by researchers at Bournemouth University and the Dorset MS Service at Poole Hospital called FACETs (Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy effectiveness Techniques to life Style). The six sessions will help you find ways to manage your
Our physiotherapy team are pleased to be able to offer this new six week course suitable for anyone who has noticed some weakness, loss of function or reduced coordination in their hand. Class details How to sign up Please speak to your physiotherapist, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0118 901 6000 for more details or to sign up.