Our Services

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Oxygen therapy

What is Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen Therapy is a medical use of oxygen at an increased level of pressure. OT raises the levels of oxygen in the body's blood plasma which leads to higher amounts of oxygen being delivered to the body's tissues, organs and brain.

The treatment consists of breathing in pure oxygen (100%) through a face mask, hood or mouth piece whilst sitting normally and comfortably in a barochamber which is increased to a predefined pressure for a period of 60 minutes.

Why do we need oxygen?
Oxygen is vital for all the body's functions and is essential for healing. Usually the supply we breathe in normal air is enough for a normal healthy body to repair minor ailments. However, there are times during more serious illness or injury when the body is under added stress and requires greater amounts of oxygen to heal effectively.

FAQs

 
 
 
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Specialist Neurological Physiotherapy for All

Physiotherapy assessment can be useful for everyone. Input from our service is considered an essential component of the management of many long term conditions, including MS. Physiotherapy has been shown to help sustain mobility and independence, and improve long term employability prospects. And although the earlier we are involved the better, it’s never too late!! Some of the things we can help with are:

 

  • Balance and mobility problems

  • Pain relief

  • Joint stiffness

  • Spasticity management

  • General exercise & fitness advice

  • Positioning

  • Advice on transfers

  • Advice for carers
     

We highly recommend that everyone has an assessment even if you feel you have no current physical concerns. Wouldn’t it be lovely for us to tell you that you are in fine fitness?! And for those of you who are long overdue a review of those boring exercises you know you should be doing, come along and we’ll see if we can help refresh your enthusiasm!

 And for anyone who has been recently diagnosed with MS, it is really useful to have an assessment as soon as possible. This allows us to gain a baseline level of your physical strength and movement, so that if things change in the future, we have something to compare it with.

What does an assessment involve?

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Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapist is very experienced in helping people with neurological conditions. Our physiotherapist has a specialist interest in Multiple Sclerosis and is committed to keeping up to date with all the key advances in this area. Our physiotherapy service is currently available to anyone with a diagnosis in MS.

Physiotherapy Treatment Options

Once we have worked out a plan for you, it may be appropriate for you to try out some of our equipment. In our physiotherapy area we have:

 

  • Motorised  exercise bike

  • Vibroplate

  • Parallel bars

  • Various walking aids (can be used to trial)

  • Dumbells and wrist/ankle weights

  • Resistance band

  • TENs machines (for pain relief)

  • And many other smaller pieces!

 

Additional Services

 
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Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

Our physiotherapists has training in FES.  FES is most often used to manage a dropped foot, which can help to improve walking pattern, and reduce the energy required in walking.  This involves using an electrical signal to stimulate muscles in the lower leg during walking.  Once a person has been assessed as suitable, the units used for this can be fitted by our physio and issued on a trial basis.

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Physiotherapy Exercise Classes

Exercise is a vital ingredient in the specialised self-management service we offer. This complements the traditional hands on work.

Classes are aimed at supporting maintenance of fitness and mobility, and can also be used as part of a rehabilitation programme through structured and supervised sessions.  Seated and standing classes are available and can cater for a wide range of abilities.

Please make a 1:1 appointment with our physiotherapists, who will be able to advise you on the best class for you.

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AcupuncturE

Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine that concentrates on energy flows qi (pronounced chee) and pathways (meridians) within the body.  According to the ancient traditional principles qi flows freely when the body is in a healthy state but stagnates when there is a problem. The insertion of acupuncture needles in specified places helps to free this stagnation.

 
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Aromatherapy

Appointments available Tuesday and Thursday

Aromatherapy is a complimentary therapy that uses pure and natural essential oils to promote health and well-being and is used as an aide to relaxation.  

Possible benefits of aromatherapy:

  • Reduced muscle spasm

  • Reduction of pain levels

  • Improved sleep pattern

  • Increased joint flexion and range of movement

  • And a general feeling of wellbeing and calmness

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Indian Head Massage

This therapy can help promote restful sleep and better clarity of thinking; based on the ayurvedic system of healing it has been practiced in India for over a thousand year and can help relieve mental & emotional stress as well as ease aching joints & muscles.

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Reflexology & Chiropody

(Appointments available Saturday and Wednesday)

A system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands and head linked to every part of the body.

It can boost a sluggish circulation and is useful for treating stress, anxiety, back pain, migraine, poor digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), respiratory problems, asthma, headache, bladder problems, menopausal symptoms and period pain.

Please contact the Centre to make an appointment to see the chiropodist.

 
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Group counselling sessions

We hold monthly group counselling sessions

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Gentle Breathing & Relaxation Classes

Our group sessions are held monthly on a Wednesday afternoon

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Weekly Swimming

Held on a Tuesday evening (during school term time only) at Kingspark School, Glenaffric Terrace Dundee.  Disabled access pool, with disabled parking facilities. Please contact the Centre for more information.

Therapy Session Availability

Therapy Session availability

Monday –       Oxygen Therapy; Physiotherapy

Tuesday –      Oxygen Therapy; Physiotherapy; Aromatherapy

Wednesday – Oxygen Therapy; Physiotherapy; Reflexology; Gentle Breathing & Relaxation

Thursday –     Oxygen Therapy; Physiotherapy; Aromatherapy

Friday -           Oxygen Therapy; Physiotherapy; Group Counselling (monthly),

Saturday –     Oxygen Therapy; Reflexology

Chiropody by appointment

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