Neurological rehabilitation: Multiple sclerosis

Neurological rehabilitation: Multiple sclerosis


[Light Music] – We treat a range of
neurological conditions from people that have had strokes whether it be recently or some time ago. People with multiple
sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease. We would consider any
neurological condition. And what we normally do
is offer an assessment and give some advice as to whether our service would
be suitable for that client. Circle rehabilitation
offers a very comprehensive, personalised rehabilitation service. And what we have to our
benefit is some excellent, new found technology and
equipment that we can use but more then that we’re
a very hard working team that works closely together and we always put the client
at the centre of our focus. Managing pain in MS, or
any neurological condition, is complicated and there can
be a medical component to it which our consultant, Dr. Sultan here, can talk to patients about. We also have sort of managing fatigue which can be a big thing in MS and planning out your day and how to conserve your
energy can really help with levels of pain. We can look at things like adjunct therapy so there are options for acupuncture, Pilates can be quite useful
in terms of managing fatigue and controlling breathing
patterns as well. I think the amenities
we have here at Circle provide a very welcoming atmosphere which is really important
for rehabilitation. People need to be comfortable and relaxed so the surroundings are quite luxurious. We have an excellent chef so the food provision is fantastic. And you need good nutrition
to be able to participate and exercise and get the most from it. The unlimited visiting
hours I think are great because people need that family support. You don’t want to feel
isolated when you’re here. So really the whole package is excellent that’s provided at Circle. If you are physically quite able, we have some excellent technology including an AlterG
anti-gravity treadmill, where we can really
build up your endurance and your physical fitness. We also have an aqua treadmill which can look at partially
supporting your body weight and getting dynamic efficient
movements in the water. We also have more basic bits of equipment like gym balls and thera
band for strengthening. And we have access to therapy beds to look at some more manual techniques. We have a lady in currently
who’s main ambition is to get back to walking. And all be it quite a big
challenge she’s managed to take a couple of steps
recently with some help and that was a real breakthrough
moment for all of us. And it’s then our job to
consider how she maintains that in the longer term. [Light Music]

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