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.
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
General exercise & fitness advice
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.
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
Various walking aids (can be used to trial)
Dumbells and wrist/ankle weights
TENs machines (for pain relief)
And many other smaller pieces!