Treatments

Mainstream Therapies

  • Physiotherapy – for people with neurological conditions is not just a matter of exercise and strengthening. These conditions affect the central nervous system not muscle tissue hence the main emphasis of neuro-Physiotherapy is on learning co-ordination of movement and the re-learning of lost movements.  In addition muscles that have not been used for a time become weak and wasted from disuse. Neuro-Physiotherapy also provides the correct exercises for increasing the strength and endurance of muscles so that they are functionally useful in the activities of daily living.
  • Oxygen Treatment – in High Dosage Oxygen Therapy (H.D.O.T) pure oxygen is breathed through a mask under pressure in a specially constructed chamber called a hyperbaric or barochamber.   This is the same oxygen that we normally breathe air but the increased concentration and higher pressure help it to reach the tissues more effectively.  Treatment starts with an initial course of 15 sessions over the course of three weeks which are then followed by an ongoing program of “top-up” sessions, usually weekly.

Complementary Therapies

  • Acupuncture – Helps to release endorphins, natures ‘painkillers’ by gently stimulating certain Acupuncture points.
  • Counselling – MS and other neurological conditions can be traumatic, not only for the individual, but for the whole family. The professional face-to-face counselling available at the Centre in a safe and supportive environment can be a great benefit.
  • Dietary Advice – Research indicates that a healthy diet plays an important role in the management of any illness, and there are some very definite guidelines for specific conditions.  The Centre’s nutritionist offers individual advice on request.
  • Foot Health – We have a Foot Health Professional who provides treatment for all varieties of foot problems and can help with anything from removing corns to cutting toenails.
  • Herbal Medicine – Not offered directly by the Centre but clients in Herts. and Bucks. can be served by Shani Crofton at http://boundaryherbs.co.uk/ . ( Discount may be available by mentioning HMSTC)
  • Massage – can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals and problems, although no claim is made that it is in any way a cure for any condition.  It can have the combined effect of improving general health while giving a pleasant sense of well-being which in turn aids sleep and increases vitality.
  • Reiki -Reiki is an energy-based form of hands on healing which induces a sense of relaxation and well-being.
  • Reflexology – During reflexology, pressure is applied to the minute reflex points in and around the feet or hands which in turn, has a stimulating effect on specific parts of the body.  While no specific claims for its benefits are made, it enhances a sense of well-being and aids relaxation.
  • Shiatsu – is a form of massage consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques. Whilst it is in no way a cure for any condition many people find that it helps them to relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. Shiatsu is usually performed on a futon mat with clients fully clothed, but can also be performed with the client sitting in a chair.
  • Yoga -Yoga provides both physical and mental relaxation by combining breathing with movement to  increase and maintain flexibility and mobility and promote a feeling of well-being. The most important aspect of yoga is that everyone is aware of their own bodies and how much they can do for themselves.

 

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