Physiotherapy and Exercise
Physiotherapy and exercise
There are many research studies which have reported the benefits of exercise for people at all stages of MS. Many people with MS have found improvements in symptoms, including physical and mental health when they exercise. People also tell us that joining an exercise class is a great social link and an opportunity to learn from someone in a similar situation.
MS Ireland runs a number of online group exercise classes. Here physiotherapists and people with MS talk about the benefits of exercising and our programmes.
MS Ireland | Professor Susan Coote
Getting the Balance Right programmes continue to be run around the country in all of our regions led by a team of physios, yoga instructors and fitness instructors.
MoveSmart MS is MS Ireland's online, nationally recruited, symptom-focused exercise program. It offers specialised, tailored, symptom-specific online exercise programmes for participants living with MS.
Active Neuro is a specialist online exercise and symptom support programme for adults living with neurological conditions in the West or Mid-West.
Physio West offers physiotherapy and physiotherapy assistant led individual programmes for people with MS living in the West.
Useful documents for managing common MS symptoms
Browse upcoming classes that are happening in your area
Annie shares the benefits of taking part in our online classes
Physiotherapy Business Case
MS Ireland is delighted to launch our business case for sustainable funding for a national physiotherapy programme for people living with MS and other neurological conditions. We propose to provide a sustainable, national physiotherapy service provided by a team of specialist physiotherapists directly employed by MS Ireland, delivered at a regional level using a blend of ‘online’ and ‘in-person’ programmes. Our programmes have research and clinical audit evidence for their effectiveness for reducing symptom severity, improving quality of life and reducing health service utilisation.
Benefits of Exercise
You can listen to how exercise has been beneficial for people with MS.
MS Ireland | 2021