Blog: Oct 2019

New treatment at BMSTC for constipation

25 October 2019

A brand new service to help constipation with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is launching at the Centre

No Oxygen Therapy on Monday 18th November

25 October 2019

Please note there will be no Oxygen Therapy available on Monday 18th November due to our annual oxygen operator refresher training.

Win £1,000 of John Lewis Vouchers in time for Christmas

25 October 2019

The Winter Draw is back for 2019 with great prizes to be won!

First Prize: £1000 of John Lewis Vouchers

Second Prize: Afternoon Tea for Two at The Hilton, Reading.

Third Prize: 1 month's free gym use at The Hilton, Reading.

Tickets are just £1 each - enter as many times as you wish. The winner will be drawn at the Winter Ball on the 16th November.

Buy your...

Can standing frames improve mobility in progressive MS?

25 October 2019

Source MS Trust: This study set out to test the benefits of regular home-based standing combined with strengthening and balance exercises for people with progressive MS.

People with progressive MS with severe walking problems (122 people) were recruited through NHS clinics and therapy centres in Devon, Cornwall and East Anglia. One half were assigned to the standing frame group in addition to their standard care, the other half continued with standard care alone for 20 weeks....

Support BMSTC when you shop online with Amazon Smile

25 October 2019

Thank you to the 105 people who support the Centre with Amazon Smile - the same amazon shopping experience but you can support our work with most purchases.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organisation of your choice....

Farewell to Janine our Massage Therapist

21 October 2019

Sadly for us, our massage therapist Janine will be finishing at the Centre at the end of November. We would like to wish her the very best of luck with her new business and also to thank her for providing such a great massage therapy service at the Centre, she will be missed by many.

Janine recently moved to the area and she is developing her schedule to focus more on teaching yoga and Thai Yoga Massage based in Upper Bucklebury Memorial Hall and Living Saucha in Newbury. She has...

The MS research that's offering me hope

8 October 2019

Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."

Diabetes drug offers hope of new treatment for multiple sclerosis.

7 October 2019

Source The Guardian: Trial using rats showed the drug metformin repaired nerve damage caused by the disease.

Detailed Genetic Map Implicates Broad Immune Cell Involvement in MS, Reports Risk Variant in X Chromosome

3 October 2019

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A new large-scale genetic map implicates broad immune system dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests a key role of brain immune cells called microglia, and indicates an MS-related gene variant located in the X chromosome.

Altogether, the findings — the result of the largest reported study of MS to date — provide the basis for up to 48% of the heritability for this disease.

The study, “Multiple sclerosis genomic map...

Respite care information from Independent Living

3 October 2019

Source Independent Living: If you are taking care of another person, both of you need a break from time to time, for the sake of your physical and mental wellbeing.

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