Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis treatment with Sydney Rehab

What to expect?? We understand each person has varying degrees of symptoms from their multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Therefore we completely tailor the program to suit you and the potential side effects/symptoms you may be experiencing. Our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Occupational Therapists are trained to be able to prescribe the correct style, dosage and intensity of exercise to complement your medical treatment plan and to assist you through it from start to finish. You can expect to feel nurtured throughout the process.

Evidence based:

When you are dealing with medical issues that have complex effects on the body, an experienced practitioner will administer the latest evidence based therapy. At Sydney Rehab our trainers are bound by multiple professional bodies regulatory requirements. Our professional bodies including, ESSA, APA, FIA and AHPRA ensure that our standards are maintained yearly. Our therapists have many years of experience in the health industry, and when you want results, experience is what you need.

Injury Prevention:

Whilst your body is dealing with treatment or recovery, we assist with your goals in the safest way possible. The last thing you need is an extra injury on top of what you are going through. We do this through a physiotherapy evidence based approach for injury prevention. Our therapists have the highest qualifications in the industry. We have an extensive background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy with our director having over 16 years of experience with musculoskeletal therapy.

Experience the EFFECTIVE treatment, the only difference is that it is safer because of our professional understanding of injury and the mechanisms that cause injury.

The latest equipment and technology:

We have state of the art equipment that will help you get on track. Our equipment allows us to carefully measure your body’s strength and endurance and then re-assess to see the progress you have made. Our aim is to teach you how to eventually take care of yourself and grow your knowledge and our equipment allows us to do this with feedback for you and your therapist.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?:

MS is a chronic progressive disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).

MS affects over 25,000 people in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40. Evidence shows that approximately three times as many women have MS as men. MS can progress in many different ways. Some people with MS may become seriously disabled whilst others may have one or two attacks and then remain symptom-free for the rest of their lives. The frequency and severity of attacks cannot be predicted. Rehab is an important part of the journey and can help to slow the progression of symptoms.

The immune system defends the body from attack by micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. In the case of MS, the immune system attacks its own myelin, causing disruptions to the nerve transmissions. At this stage, there is no known cure for MS however there are a number of supportive treatment options available to help manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. As yet, there is not one single test to diagnose MS instead a number of specialised tests may be necessary, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

MS symptoms are unpredictable and depending on which part of the central nervous system is affected and to what degree can vary greatly. Symptoms can be any combination of problems, including muscular spasms and problems with weakness, coordination, balance and functioning of the arms and legs, fatigue,  vertigo, pins and needles, continence problems, memory loss, depression and cognitive difficulties.

With the support of a physiotherapist you can improve strength, mobility and bowel and bladder function for people with mild to moderate MS through moderate exercise. A healthy weight, will also be maintained through exercise which reduces the impact of some MS symptoms, such as pain and fatigue.

Before you start, it is always advisable for people with MS to consult their local health professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists or exercise physiologists to learn more about what lifestyle amendments they can try in order to get the most out of their daily life and mitigate their MS.

Australian MS specific guidelines advise aerobic exercise 30 minutes 2-3 days per week with strength training exercise of major muscle groups for 2-3 days per week. Finding an experienced exercise physiologist who can tailor an individualised program can be beneficial. A tailored exercise program can help to develop the maximum potential of bone, muscle and respiration, avoid secondary complications and benefit overall good health and well-being.

Why train with someone who lacks the qualifications to deal with your condition?

Multiple Sclerosis is a multifaceted illness. We have had years of experience with MS patients. Therefore we know how to provide an effective program to suit your specific needs. We have strong ties with local GP’s who have been referring MS patients to Sydney Rehab for some time.

Try us, we believe our standards are second to none.

NDIS:

You may be eligible to claim under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This is a relatively new scheme that provides a government assisted allowance for servies such as Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Occupational Therapy and Dietetics. Please check with the NDIS to see if you are eligible.

Health Fund Rebates:

Where applicable you can use your private health for our services. Whats even better is that your therapist may even be dual qualified meaning you may be eligible to claim on two services (Physiotherapy AND Exercise Physiology). An already affordable service becomes even more affordable. Some funds even cover the whole cost!*

HEALTH FUND REBATES (*where applicable)

*Rebates vary between funds. Please check your Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology coverage.
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Our practitioners at Sydney Rehab are highly qualified professionals with years of experience and the highest qualifications. Rest assured that you will receive the highest standard of health care available in Sydney.

We have all the necessary equipment and skills to provide a complete service for any injury or condition.

*Individual results may vary with any of our services.

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