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Chilli Brener, our reflexologist, is publishing a book for the the Queen's 91st Birthday.

26 April 2017

Chilli Brener, our reflexologist, is publishing a book for the the Queen's 91st Birthday, "What the Queen Said to Me" Congratulations Chilli!

Rascal Electric Scooter (Elite 8) for sale £600

24 April 2017

Bought for £2,100 in August 2015 - unfortunately only used for 6 weeks, therefore, virtually brand new. Garaged from day one and battery charged regularly.

Excellent disabled hotel accommodation in London

10 April 2017

Highly recommended by Nigel and Barbara McAlister:

Accessible rooms & wet rooms galore!

It was that time of year again - for Nigel's annual checkup with his neurologist at the National Hospital. This appointment also coincided with our planned trip to the Royal Opera House to see the ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' .

We decided to try out a new (2 years old) Premier Inn. The location was perfect - opposite the Coliseum and ideal for theatre breaks or meeting friends...

MS Carers Lunch Club

6 April 2017

When you are diagnosed with MS, the effects do not stop with you. The effects are felt by those around you. Carers and partners play a huge role in how you manage your MS and their support is crucial. This is why, together with the Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society branch, we offer a MS Carers Lunch Club (formerly the Partners and Carers Club). Meeting on the second Thursday of every month between 12pm to 2.30pm, there is a fantastic programme planned. Transport and care can be...

Our AGM Guest Speaker will be Paralympic Gold Medallist, Stephanie Millward MBE

6 April 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our AGM guest speaker will be Paralympic gold medallist, Stephanie Millward MBE. Please note that the afternoon Physiotherapy, Tai Chi and the 1.30pm Oxygen Therapy are cancelled on this day to accommodate the meeting.

Thank you for helping to save Reading’s Hydrotherapy Service

5 April 2017

From our patron, Martin Salter:

On behalf of the ‘Save the RBH Hydrotherapy Pool Campaign’ we would like to thank everybody who signed our petition or supported the campaign in other ways.

You may have seen in the press the announcement from the hospital Chief Executive Steve McManus that plans to close the pool had been abandoned and that the hospital trust is "committed to the continuation of hydrotherapy provision, whether this is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site or...

Campaigners welcome decision to save Hydrotherapy service

30 March 2017

Campaigners from the Save the RBH Hydrotherapy Pool Campaign have warmly welcomed today's announcement from the hospital Chief Executive Steve McManus that plans to close the pool had been abandoned and that the hospital trust is " committed to the continuation of hydrotherapy provision, whether this is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site or through alternative facilities off the site".

Talking functional electrical stimulation (FES) with Christine Singleton and Sarah Joiner

30 March 2017

Source MS Trust:

"Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to the leg to improve mobility if you have have difficulties with walking arising from damage in your brain or spinal cord. In this video we talk to our two trustees, Sarah Joiner who has MS herself and uses a FES device, and Christine Singleton, a clinical specialist physiotherapist."

Thank you Frances and farewell

30 March 2017

This week we said farewell to our wonderful volunteer massage therapist, Frances Longman.

Relaxation

30 March 2017

Source MS Trust:

Relaxation techniques are activities that generate a feeling of complete peace and calm, away from daily hassles and routines.

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