The help of a professional physiotherapist can be invaluable to  people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Physiotherapists can advise you on exercise and other steps you can take to help with flexibility, balance, strength and mobility. They can also help with access to equipment to assist with mobility.

Before contacting the NHS physiotherapy service it will help to think about the assistance you need. Have you had a fall or sustained an injury? Or do you want general help because of your MS? This will affect whether it is best to see a Musculoskeletal Therapist or a Community Physiotherapist.

The NHS provides physiotherapy services throughout Moray and you can refer yourself by ringing:

 0800 917 9390

This is an Aberdeen-based call centre and you will be asked a series of questions to ensure you get referred to the right section. There will usually be a waiting list to which you will be added.

There is also a private Physiotherapy Service specialising in neurological conditions available in Moray. Obviously this has a direct cost to users but this may suit some. Below is information from the provider:

I am writing to inform you of a new service in the north-east of Scotland providing independent specialist neurological physiotherapy. We help people with conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. We aim to help our clients get the best possible chance to maximise their level of fitness, function and quality of life through specialist physiotherapy. 

I will be providing a home visit service covering Inverness and the Moray coast area. 

Our services include:

    • Neurological physiotherapy to maximise recovery from or management of neurological conditions.
    • Gait analysis and re-education.
    • Older people’s rehabilitation, balance re-education and falls prevention.
    • Access to rehabilitation technologies such as Saebo and Functional Electrical Stimulation.
    • No commitment phone call to discuss condition and suitability.

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