Posts By: Karen Jones

Making the most out of online/telephone appointments

The MS Trust has put together this guide on how to make the most of online appointments with healthcare professionals.  Getting prepared beforehand  Find the right environment. With virtual appointments, it’s down to you to find an appropriate setting for the call. Have a think beforehand about where you’d feel most comfortable. Is there a quiet… Read more »

Updated list of treatments currently available

  Therapies (updated Sept 2020) MONDAY Osteopathy      9.15 – 3.15pm, Patricia, ¾ hr TUESDAY Oxygen           10.30am Physiotherapy 9.00 – 4pm, Patricia, ¾ hr Foot Care        4-6 weekly, Janet½ hr WEDNESDAY Massage,         ½hr or 1hr Hot Stone Massage, 1½hr Reflexology & Beauty Therapies 1hr, 9 – 4pm, Helen  THURSDAY Oxygen           10.30 Acupuncture    9.15–2pm… Read more »


Patricia will be doing 2 osteopathy appointments in October on 12th and 26th.  David Harsant will be starting as ‘manual therapist trained in osteopathic technique’ on THURSDAY 5th November, appointments will remain on a THURSDAY from then on. Any questions please let us know. 

Covid-19-induced changes in the management of multiple sclerosis

Source BMJ: Interesting article by Gavin Giovannoni, consultant neurologist at Barts Health NHS Trust and colleagues describe the move to provide remote care to patients with multiple sclerosis, and Rachel Horne and Alison Thomson, provide insight into what patients think of them.  The sudden switch to remote working  With the onset of lockdown all NHS staff who could work… Read more »

MS and swallowing problems

Problems with swallowing may not be the most heard of MS symptom but it affects at least a third of people living with MS.  For some people, these changes come and go, or happen during a relapse and never re-appear. But for others, they can be an ongoing issue. Any changes to swallowing can feel… Read more »

Managing Fatigue – online webinar with the MS Society

The MS Society is running a number of online sessions bringing people with MS together to discuss different MS-related topics.  On Wednesday 23 September they will be bringing people together (online of course) to talk about Understanding and Managing Fatigue.  What to expect? Virtually meet others from the UK who have MS Have a chance to share experiences… Read more »


A Motomed has been donated to the Centre. This is the name of the “bikes” we have in the gym. As we have two in the gym already, we do not need or have room for a third one, so it has been decided to sell it. It is in excellent condition, and we would… Read more »

Centre up and running

It’s been a few weeks now but the centre is fully open.  All therapies are running.  We are Covid compliant.  All therapists and volunteers know the procedures to follow and everything is running very well.  Main points to remember:- The front door is locked, ring the doorbell when you arrive and your temperature will be… Read more »

True or False

From the MS Trust: ‘We live in an information age. Now more than ever before we have ready access to an enormous quantity of data about health, treatments and research – from the internet, though the press, and on social media. But how do we know who to trust and understand what all this information… Read more »