The new physiotherapy programme has been launched as a pilot to help people with MND. This service is offered across Scotland depending on the availability of physiotherapists in the area.
Physiotherapy can help people with Motor Neurone Disease stay independent for longer and improve their quality of life. It may help with managing pain, maintaining existing movement of limbs for as long as possible and help with breathlessness.
Physiotherapists can use a range of techniques, tailored to fit the needs of the patient. These may include movement and exercise; manipulation and massage; and taping to support the weaker muscles. Physiotherapists can also provide advice on manual handling and techniques on how to avoid falls or rise up from a chair.
Sessions are delivered in the homes of patients, are free of charge and are provided by qualified physiotherapists. To receive treatment people with MND must complete an assessment form to check their suitability for treatments.
You can find out more by visiting our Physiotherapy Service section or by contacting Dawn Hamilton on 0141 332 3903 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. People with MND can also ask their MND Clinical Specialist to make a referral on their behalf.