MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PHYSIOTHERAPY

Multiple sclerosis can manifest in many ways at different stages of life, reducing mobility, causing pain and affecting quality of life. Our Cairns multiple sclerosis physiotherapists are trained in the assessment and management of multiple sclerosis symptoms. We’ll treat your unique situation and support you to reclaim your independence.

WHAT IS MS?

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease which affects the central nervous system and its ability to effectively send signals around the body. It appears most commonly in people between the ages of 20 and 40, affecting around three times as many women as it does men. Multiple sclerosis can be responsible for a range of issues, affecting motor control, balance and coordination and causing fatigue, pain and muscle weakness.

ASSESSMENT

Multiple sclerosis causes vastly different symptoms in different people. Our qualified Cairns multiple sclerosis physiotherapists will first complete a comprehensive assessment with you to determine your unique symptoms. Common assessments include balance tests, manual muscle tests, fitness and mobility assessments and questionnaires to determine activity levels, sleep quality and pain levels.

RESULTS & OUTCOMES

After your initial assessment, our Cairns multiple sclerosis physiotherapists analyse your results and compile a personalised treatment plan. Depending on your specific symptoms, we may employ exercise programs to improve strength and overall independence of movement, and advice on self-managing specific symptoms. We also provide support by communicating these requirements to carers or other professionals to establish a holistic and coordinated care approach.

CAIRNS MS PHYSIO TREATMENT

No two patients with multiple sclerosis are the same, the very nature of the condition causing myriad health issues and symptoms. Depending on the type and severity of symptoms, our Cairns multiple sclerosis physiotherapists use treatments including:

  • Personalised exercise plans. Exercise can delay onset of severe symptoms, and is safe when tailored to your condition and abilities.
  • Aqua training. Swimming or other forms of water-based exercise can be helpful for those suffering pain or reduced strength.
  • Balance exercises can improve your ability to stand and walk, reducing incidence of falls and increasing independence.

We work closely with carers and other professionals to clearly communicate and coordinate plans to support your treatment regime.

PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN HELP

Multiple sclerosis physiotherapy has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms, and early intervention can even delay the onset of more serious issues.

Our Cairns multiple sclerosis physiotherapists are trained and experienced in supporting patients to improve strength, balance and mobility, increasing their independence and overall quality of life. Specific multiple sclerosis symptoms we have treated include:

  • Mobility issues
  • Falls
  • Stiffness
  • Pain and sensitivity
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue.

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Call us today to see how we can help you regain your independence, with Cairns multiple sclerosis physiotherapy. Referrals are not necessary, and we are pleased to offer multiple sclerosis physiotherapy NDIS assessments.

We treat clients of all ages: private, DVA, WorkCover, CTP and other insurance claims and GP referrals. We also offer health rebates on the spot for private clients, via the HiCaps system.

For any queries regarding Cairns multiple sclerosis physiotherapy please call us on 07 4231 9777 or book online.

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Our Multiple Sclerosis Treatment & Support Team

Nicolas Olguin - Physiotherapist

Nicolas is very interested in neurological and respiratory conditions. He provides support and treatment to patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and more.

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Chloe Beresford - Occupational Therapist

Chloe enjoys working with people of all ages, and is passionate about helping people to engage in activities that are important to them. Chloe believes a person’s unique experience, support network, culture, beliefs and interests must be considered throughout the therapy process.

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Clara Andrich - Senior Physiotherapist

Clara is a passionate physiotherapist who is always learning and encourages our team to do the same, in her role as Lead Physiotherapist for the Wellness Embodied ‘Dizzy Clinic’. She is one of our CCMI trained Concussion Management Physiotherapists and our main Vestibular Physiotherapist, using the Vesticam goggles and evidence based techniques to assist those suffering with vertigo, balance issues and persistant dizziness. Clara speaks English, Spanish and basic Auslan.

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Jesse Booysen - Occupational Therapist

Jesse understands that each person has a unique set of goals and interests, and aims to support them to participate fully in those activities. She is passionate about tailoring her practice to complement the needs and preferences of her clients.

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Kate Jeremy - Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Kate loves to find a way to meet a client where they are at and believes that everyone’s approach to exercise should be different. She loves to help patients with osteoporosis or osteopenia, mental health struggles, back pain, musculoskeletal issues and more.

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Maigi Korbe - Senior Physiotherapist

Maigi is passionate about helping people and enjoys working as a physiotherapist. She has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation and has undertaken extensive training in this area, and uses Vesticam infrared video goggles during sessions. Maigi is also one of our Complete Concussions trained clinicians and assists people who have sustained a concussion with their recovery.

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Ry Darcy - Senior Physiotherapist

Ry works and lives in Cooktown. Ry is a Rural Generalist and has developed his skills across multiple settings since completing his studies at James Cook University Townsville, in 2016.

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Testimonials

They have great physios, who get to know you as a person, not just your illness. They also do nice little personal touches, like sending you a birthday message or checking in via text to see you're ok after a treatment.

Natasha

I presently visit 3 different staff members and I find what they are helping me with, always improves my situation. They really care for me as a person, and I appreciate that! The admin girls are like friends - laughing and talking with me. I feel like I'm coming to visit family when I walk through the door. I love your business' dedication to community also

Louise

I was impressed with the all-round service, not just physio, but also nutrition and exercise and breathing

Helen

I love the team and the space at Wellness Embodied and can't thank everyone enough for the amazing work they do

Rose

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