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Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory condition of the central nervous system which occurs when the immune system breaks down or damages the myelin, the protective layer which surrounds nerve fibres. This damage causes disruption to messages travelling along nerve fibres, causing them to slow down, become distorted, or not get through at all. As well as myelin loss, there can also sometimes be damage to the actual nerve fibres. It is this nerve damage that causes movement disruption, weakness and spasticity. 

Your therapy could include a multidisciplinary approach involving physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and clinical neuropsychologists and your suitability for intensive rehabilitation will all be discussed with your therapist in your initial assessment.

Hobbs Rehabilitation offer the Mollii Suit which may also help with your condition.

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Types of Multiple Sclerosis

Through a variety of treatment techniques, our specialised physiotherapists aim to promote recovery during relapses and maximise functional potential.  Neurological physiotherapy for MS can help to:

  • Improve balance and posture through balance and strengthening work and postural re-education
  • Increase mobility through assessment of different mobility aids
  • Reduce muscle stiffness, spasms and pain through stretching programmes
  • Increase muscle strength through strengthening and mobilisation exercises
  • Reduce the risk of falls through balance work, gait re-education and training
  • Increase independence and quality of life
  • Manage fatigue with advice on management tools and resources
  • Combine stretching, aerobic exercise, strengthening and relaxation techniques through exercise classes


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Our specialist occupational therapists aim to improve areas of personal care, work or leisure that are becoming difficult. This can be achieved through:

  • Functional activities independently or in groups
  • Assessment of  function in your own environment and establish any needs for equipment, adaptations, or further rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy including splinting and exercise programmes


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Communication and swallowing are a key part of life and if you’re experiencing difficulty it may be having a huge impact on quality of life. Specialist speech and language therapy may be able to help you through:

  • Comprehensive assessment of speech, language and communication
  • Comprehensive assessment of swallow
  • Recommendations, therapy plans and home exercise programmes for communication therapy (if indicated)
  • Recommendations, therapy plans and home exercise programmes for rehabilitation of the swallow (if indicated)
  • Training for family and carers on how to communicate with someone with dysphasia
  • Advice and management with communication aids
  • Treatment at the centre or in your own home
  • Assistance with written communication including adaptive equipment

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Our clinical neuropsychologists can help to provide:

  • Detailed assessment of a patients functioning in particular their cognition, behaviour and emotional state
  • Advice, consultation, teaching and supervision to other professionals as well as family and carers

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What to Expect

During the assessment, your therapist will discuss your clinical history and recommend the best treatment course. Our intensive rehabilitation packages, which achieve better results in a shorter time span, can be suitable for some people with multiple sclerosis. Your therapist will discuss which therapy is best suited to your condition as well as consider your needs and personal goals and refer you to our wider multidisciplinary team when required.

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