On Saturday 19th October, Susan Pattison, Director of SP Therapy Services joined experts from across Manchester to talk at the Newly Diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis Day; “Getting To Grips With MS”. The day was led by Lindsay Lord, Advanced Specialist Nurse and had speakers including Dr Paul Talbot, Consultant Neurologist and Jeremy Harris of the MS Society.
Susan spoke about the importance of exercise in managing a persons general health but also the positive benefits of exercise in managing the symptoms of MS and potentially decelerating the disease process itself. Susan take home message was to encourage participants whilst struggling to come to terms with their diagnosis , not to give up on their bodies at the time their bodies needed them the most. And to find what exercise suited their body and make it part of their whole health management and invest in their future well-being.