Multiple Sclerosis

Common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of the brain and spinal cord, causing inflammation and consequently disrupting the nerve impulses. MS can cause symptoms such as extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes.

How can physiotherapy and rehabilitation help Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

At Profusion Rehab, our physiotherapists will perform a thorough assessment to evaluate your movement and function to establish the best treatment plan for your individual needs. Treatments will be geared towards strengthening and conditioning to improve and maintain your levels of function. With a focus on mobility, balance, posture, coordination and pain management using manual therapy and exercise, our physiotherapist will also consult on the best motor aids and orthotics for your specific needs.

Always discuss your planned exercises with your health care team. Supervised exercise will ensure your safety so as not to reach a dangerous level of fatigue or cause damage to muscles with overexertion.