Physiotherapy can help you stay independent for longer and improve your quality of life. It may help you manage pain and maintain existing movement of your limbs for as long as possible.
Physiotherapists can provide a range of tailored assisted motion exercises to help with circulation and the reduction of muscle aches and pains.
Physiotherapists can also provide advice on manual handling and techniques on how to avoid falls or rise up from a chair.
Due to Government rules on social isolation and social distancing we are currently unable to offer face to face services for the foreseeable future. We can, however, offer you remote sessions with a physiotherapist via Zoom video calls. This remote format will require each service user to have a carer or family member in attendance for each session in order to physically assist with the assigned exercises.
It all depends upon the reason why you need physiotherapy. Generally a physiotherapist will take a history of your medical condition and how this affects you physically in your day-to-day life. They will assess how you move, any balance problems, weakness or stiffness in muscles or how you transfer on and off various items of furniture.
Where appropriate they will devise an exercise plan which they will talk you and your carer through and check that you are able to undertake the exercises correctly and safely, without fatiguing or injuring yourself. The Physiotherapist would then arrange to check back in at a future date to assess the difference that the exercises have made and make any appropriate changes to your plan as needed.
For the exercises to have an impact they should be carried out on a regular basis with the assistance of your carer, at least a few times a week – the physiotherapist will advise you on the frequency required.
The physiotherapist may decide that it might be appropriate for you to use assistive devices or mobility equipment and in which case they would advise MND Scotland who will contact your MND Clinical Specialist to arrange for the equipment to be delivered from the relevant healthcare provider.
This service is subject to the availability of local physiotherapists being sourced by MND Scotland. To receive treatment you must complete an assessment form to check your suitability for treatments.
If you would like to receive physiotherapy, please complete and submit the electronic Physiotherapy Service application form below.
You can also fill out our paper application, which is available to download from the sidebar above.
Post applications should be sent to:
Unit 8, 76 Firhill Road
You can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0141 332 3903.
You can also ask your MND Clinical Specialist to make a referral on your behalf.
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