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cerebral palsy Tag

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease affecting the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). MS is an auto immune disease where the body attacks the protective sheath (myelin) around nerve cells. This slows down communication within your nervous system resulting in fatigue, pain, weakness and nerve damage. Symptoms of MS are widely varied - some people may lose the ability to walk whilst others may live for years without significant symptoms. There is no cure for MS, but we can facilitate the body through hands on therapy to relieve tension and utilise exercise for strength building. How can our approach help with Multiple Sclerosis? Treatment programs at Physio Now are highly individualised. Clients have reported pain relief from techniques targeting the dural...

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder affecting the central nervous system. It affects muscle tone, gait, posture, movement, and coordination. While non progressive in nature, the condition requires ongoing therapy to assist with muscle tightness and associated pain along with activities of daily living.  How can our approach help with Cerebral Palsy? Every treatment program is individualised to the needs and goals of the individual. We start by looking at the way the body positions in sitting, standing, and walking. It’s common for people with CP to favour one side of their body – as a result the favoured side is subject to more tightness and load. Hands on therapy targeting the fascia is one technique we use to take away tension from tight structures. People often report...