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Neuromotion Physiotherapy is a physiotherapy clinic that is uniquely positioned to treat people with neurological impairments.

May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month!

21.05.2015

MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system causing a variety of symptoms such as problems with bladder control, speech and vision, numbness, loss of muscle control, weakness, problems with muscle coordination, tremors, and depression. MS affects around 50,000 Canadians and approximately 3 persons a day are diagnosed with MS each day, making it the most prevalent neurological disease in young adults in Canada.

 

The goal of physiotherapy for MS is to improve and/or maintain function and prevent deconditioning, muscle weakness from decreased mobility, and contractures secondary to spasticity. A physiotherapist can provide education and guidance to promote good health, reduce fatigue, and optimize function through range of motion, strengthening exercises and gait training. The Lokomat machine can also be a useful adjunct to therapy to help with mobility issues secondary to MS.  

 

Events in BC:

 

Scotiabank MS Walk: It is a family-oriented, community supported event that offers walking routes in varying lengths, including a wheelchair accessible route. More than 40,000 Canadians across the country support the MS Walk to raise funds for people living with MS. Join the walk in Vancouver on May 24th, 2015. For more information visit the MS Society of Canada website.

 

Looking for support in your community? There are 17 self help groups throughout the Lower Mainland. Self help groups are a great way to connect with others with MS to exchange information, share experiences, to learn from each other and to socialize. Visit the MS Society of Canada website to choose a group location that works for you.