MS is a debilitating condition that affects the central nervous system and disrupts the communication between the brain and other parts of the body. MS is believed to be an autoimmune disease that causes the wearing away of the myelin sheath, the protective covering of the nerves, resulting in slowing or stopping the transmission of nerve impulses. Symptoms of MS may vary depending on the amount of damage and the specific nerves that are affected, but it can gradually affect vision, speech, movement, walking, and memory.
The treatment of MS is often directed to managing symptoms and preventing complications such as muscle weakness caused by lack of mobility. A physiotherapy program focuses on mobility challenges and the accompanying physical changes due to MS. Physiotherapy may help some patients manage the effects of the disease through strengthening and stretching exercises. Exercises may also be used to improve balance and posture, relieve pain, and improve mild forms of spasticity.
Amsterdam Clinics physiotherapy program may include:
- Exercise programs
- Gait training
- Occupational assessment and treatment
Your Care Path will include:
- Full assessment & screening by our qualified team.
- Comprehensive diagnosis
- Second opinion from a Dutch expert.
- Occupational assessment
- A treatment plan supervised by the Dutch experts.