MS Therapy Centres are local charities that provide a range of non-drug therapies for people with multiple sclerosis. Each Therapy Centre will vary in what it offers to people, but they typically include services such as physiotherapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, yoga, reflexology, pilates and more. Usually, you do not have to have MS to use the services.
MS Therapy Centres often also provide help through drop in sessions or support groups. In some UK regions, MS Specialist Nurses have their offices and hold clinics in MS Therapy Centres as well.
Most, but not all Centres belong to the umbrella group - Multiple Sclerosis National Therapy Centres.
MS Therapy Centres across the UK are shown on our searchable Map of MS services.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to treatments that are not widely in use in conventional medicine, such as acupuncture and yoga.
Complementary medicine: a nurses view
MS nurse Vicki Gutteridge looks at the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAMS) in managing multiple sclerosis
Looking for a support group?
Many people find it helpful to talk to others with first hand knowledge of MS and the problems, choices and decisions that can come with living with the condition.