Developing a physiotherapy service for patients with multiple sclerosis

Ann Ashburn, Sheila Lennon, Sara Mokone

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of an exercise support group for people with multiple sclerosis. The prime aim was to encourage the participants to use the group as a means of positively maintaining their physical abilities through the use of self-managed home programmes. Participants highlight encouragement to continue their home programme, peer support and access to therapists as important benefits from the group. Therapists have been able to use their time more efficiently and effectively by managing a number of people in one session and encouraging a preventative programme. The group should not be viewed as a substitute for outpatient treatment. These preliminary findings of good practice require more stringent evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-670
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Volume4
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

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