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Physiotherapy for Myasthenia Gravis

Physiotherapy for Myasthenia Gravis

Manchester Neuro Physio has an in depth understanding of the impacts a condition like Myasthenia Gravis can have on your life. When accessing our services you will have your needs fully assessed by your specialist physiotherapist and a treatment plan will be put together in agreement with you to help improve your daily functioning. Your treatment will be specific to your needs but essentially will look to:

  • Build and maintain your muscular strength
  • Utilise warm up effects to reduce the impact of Myasthenia Gravis
  • Develop strategies for effective management of your condition specific to your individual needs
  • Decrease your risk of falling
  • Enhance your ability to function daily

Your initial appointment will involve an assessment with your therapist to review your current mobility, movement that you have at each of your joints, your coordination, balance and strength. Your specialist physiotherapist will also assess your capabilities with functional tasks like walking, standing, sitting and lying and how you cope manoeuvring into each position. The outcome of this initial review will then be discussed between you and your physiotherapist and some main goals will be set for you. You will then follow a programme of clinic or home treatment with your physiotherapist along with some home activities to help with your progression. The activities you complete with your physiotherapist may focus on:

  • Muscle strengthening
  • Joint flexibility / range
  • Completion of functional tasks and maintenance of independence
  • Balance
  • Smoothness and coordination of activities

Manchester Neuro Physio is also happy to advise on any supplementary equipment that may provide support for you in your daily activities and help you to maintain your independence.

To book an appointment call 0161 883 0066, Book now or alternatively request a free phone consultation.

Myasthenia Gravis

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .