What can Physiotherapy do for Patients with MND
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a degenerative nervous system condition that affects 1 in 11,434 people in Australia. Currently there is no cure or effective treatment for MND.
Fight MND aims to raise crucial funding for ongoing research into MND to help find more effective treatments and a cure, along with providing much needed equipment to help care and improve the lives of the Australians living with MND.
Light to moderate physical activity has been shown to help counteract developing muscle weakness. Physical activity can improve quality of life and make day to day tasks easier in the medium and long term.
Exercise has also been shown to helpful for:
- Maintaining joint range of movement
- preventing contractures
- Reducing stiffness and pain
- Supporting overall wellbeing and enjoyment of daily life