Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.


Research shows hot chocolate could help reduce fatigue

6 March 2019

Source MS Society: We know around 90% of people with MS experience fatigue, which can severely impact their quality of life.

Debbie McGee interviews two of the Atlantic Discovery team on her BBC Radio Berkshire Show

6 March 2019

Longtime friend to the Centre, Debbie McGee, interviewed two of Atlantic Discovery team on her BBC Berkshire Radio show last Sunday.

Farewell to our Massage Therapist Tricia and welcome to Janine

5 March 2019

Sadly for us, our massage therapist Tricia will be relocating to the Wye Valley area, her last day at the Centre will be Monday 25th March. We would like to wish her the very best of luck with her move and also to thank her for providing such a great massage therapy service at the Centre, she will be missed by many.

We are fortunate to have found Janine Ford who will be taking over massage therapy at the Centre. Janine is moving to the area to live in Upper Bucklebury. Initially, she...

Innovative clinical research using robotic technology to improve balance & mobility for people living with MS

4 March 2019

A ground-breaking clinical research trial is inviting people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to take part in the evaluation of a balance exercise program using a robotic walking device.

Continuous Use of Gilenya for Up to 3 Years Can Lead to 50% Drop in Annual Relapse Rates, Real-world Study Says

15 February 2019

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who began treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) and stayed with it continuously showed a more than 50 percent reduction in annual relapse rates, a real-world study following these people for up to three years found.

Masterswitch discovered in body's immune system

12 February 2019

Source Science Daily: Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body's immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans.

Do you have an oxygen therapy mask at home that you no longer use?

11 February 2019

Do you have an oxygen therapy mask at home that you no longer use? If so please can you return it to us to reissue for someone else?

New at the Centre - Open Gym Sessions

11 February 2019

New in the gym! We are trialling an open session in the gym. Tuesdays 14.00-15.00 starting on the 19th February.

Why not try our Monday evening MS Yoga Class?

8 February 2019

Why not try our Monday evening MS Yoga Class?

Yoga is an ancient discipline bringing together physical, mental and spiritual practices. It is designed to relax your mind and strengthen your body.

Why not give our MS Tai Chi class a try?

8 February 2019

Did you know we offer a specialist MS Tai Chi Class on a Thursday at the Centre from 12.45pm to 1.45pm?