Specialist physiotherapy treatment is vital for optimal post-stroke recovery, with new research data showing early and frequent mobilisation – including sitting out of bed, standing and walking – significantly improves functional outcomes for stroke survivors.
The last five years has seen the treatment landscape completely transformed, according to MS Research Australia CEO, Dr Matthew Miles.
“More than 8 new treatments have been introduced including oral medications and infusions that can be given very infrequently – monthly, 6 monthly or even more than a year apart, depending on the medication,” says Dr Miles. “Many of these treatments are also highly effective in suppressing the relapses and stopping lesions from forming in the brain.” This means that most people with relapsing multiple sclerosis can find an effective medication that is suited to their own clinical and personal circumstances.
Source: Research changing the lives of those with MS – HealthTimes