Living with MND
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot
Therapy and Care
Despite there being no cure for MND, different therapists can help supplement the treatment. Treatment is usually either symptomatic or supportive- generally meant to maintain or improve quality of life. Physiotherapists can devise therapy plans that help with movement, swallowing, alleviating pain, strengthening muscle etc.
By no means should any of the complementary treatments replace actual medical care. They must only be done in addition to the latter as supplementary therapies.
When movement gets impaired as the condition progresses, assisted exercises or passive exercises can keep the limbs from getting too stiff and can even relieve neuro-muscular pain. This has to be instructed by the physiotherapist who will constantly monitor and adjust any exercise or physical therapy regimen.