Breaking it down - multiple sclerosis
Our podcast brings together a range of voices from the MS community to cover all aspects of life with multiple sclerosis. Featuring a combination of expert advice and real life experiences from people with MS, episodes provide an in-depth insight into the impact MS symptoms can have and how they can be most successfully managed.
How can we make sure that people with MS are heard in 2022?
17 January 2022
To start the year off, we caught up with MS Trust CEO, David Martin to ask questions like, "How is the MS Trust different to the MS Society?". We're also joined by Volunteer Manager, Mark to hear about what volunteering opportunities are available in 2022.
How does cold weather affect MS?
20 December 2021
In our last podcast of 2021 we speak to Dr Nikos Evangelou about how cold temperatures affect people with MS. We also share some of your thoughts and real life experiences of cold sensitivity.
Relapses in MS
6 December 2021
For many people with multiple sclerosis, relapses are a big part of the condition. In this episode we discuss what relapses are, how to recognise if you're having a relapse and how to deal with them. We also hear from MS Nurse Miranda Olding about what causes a relapse and how they are treated.
HSCT for MS
22 November 2021
We discuss the 'hot topic' of HSCT for MS, hearing from Claire in the Information team about the criteria for receiving stem cell transplantation. Our guests also include Chris who was eligible for HSCT on the NHS and Gwen who went to Russia to seek treatment for PPMS.
8 November 2021
Guest presenter and MS Trust volunteer, Will, returns to our archives. This time, he looks at the role Pharmacists play within an MS service, what support they offer and the latest drugs in development for people with MS.
Who gets MS? Ethnicity and multiple sclerosis
25 October 2021
We discuss some of the barriers people of colour may face when diagnosed with a condition that in the past has been seen as a 'white or Caucasian condition'. We talk to Natalie, who set up the Black MS Foundation to raise awareness and provide a space for black people to discuss their own MS experiences.
Can exercise help my MS?
28 September 2021
In this episode we talk to Claire the head of the information and engagement team at the MS Trust, about MS and exercise and how it can it can help with many MS symptoms and then we talk to Emily and Nick who both have MS about how they find exercising helps them.
Meet the MS Trust... Health Professionals team
13 September 2021
In the first episode of this new series, our volunteer Will meets Megan, Head of Health Professionals Programmes at the MS Trust and MS Support Nurse, Laura. The two talk about how MS nurses are trained as well as what the future holds for MS care and MS treatments.
Back to school
1 September 2021
In this back to school themed episode we speak to Suzy, a teacher with MS and Nick, a dad to three boys who was diagnosed with MS at the start of lockdown. We discuss everything from the challenges of home schooling to talking to children about multiple sclerosis.
Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 2)
16 August 2021
In part two of mobility problems and mobility aids, we chat to neuro-physiotherapist Jody Barber. This includes looking at how mobility problems may present in MS and what to do if you think you need a mobility aid. Jody also discusses the psychological barriers people may face when needing to use a mobility aid for the first time.
Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 1)
2 August 2021
Many people with MS can experience issues with their walking and mobility. In this episode we chat with blogger, Emily, who was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2010. Emily shares her experience of using walking aids and discusses how using a wheelchair helped change her life.
Will asks the expert about balance
19 July 2021
Guest presenter and volunteer, Will, is back to delve into another area of our MS archives. In this episode he turns his focus to balance and dizziness in multiple sclerosis, and shares ways to help manage these symptoms. Featuring input from Neuro and Vestibular Physiotherapist, David Herdman.