34 episodes

Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast by the MS Trust brings together a range of voices from the MS community to cover all aspects of life with multiple sclerosis. Featuring a combination of expert advice and real life experiences from people with MS, episodes provide an in-depth insight into the impact MS symptoms can have and how they can be most successfully managed.

Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast MS Trust

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Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast by the MS Trust brings together a range of voices from the MS community to cover all aspects of life with multiple sclerosis. Featuring a combination of expert advice and real life experiences from people with MS, episodes provide an in-depth insight into the impact MS symptoms can have and how they can be most successfully managed.

    Meet the MS Trust... Health Professionals team

    Meet the MS Trust... Health Professionals team

    In the first episode of this new series, our volunteer Will meets Megan, Head of Health Professionals Programmes at the MS Trust and MS Support Nurse, Laura. The two talk about how MS nurses are trained, what support the MS Trust offers to health professionals as well as looking at what the future holds for MS care and MS treatments.

    Episode notes:
    - This episode was produced by our volunteer Will
    - More about MS Specialist Nurses: mstrust.org.uk/a-z/ms-specialist-nurses
    - Find your nearest MS services: mstrust.org.uk/about-ms/ms-services-near-me
    - UK MS Specialist Nurse Association: mstrust.org.uk/a-z/ukmssna-uk-ms-specialist-nurse-association
    - Advanced MS podcast: mstrust.org.uk/talking-advanced-ms-and-advanced-ms-champions
    - Laura's London Marathon JustGiving page: justgiving.com/team/MStrustlejog?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=team&utm_content=MStrustlejog&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=509e197a7ede44328178a761df886b14

    • 43 min
    Back to school

    Back to school

    In this back to school themed episode we speak to Suzy, a teacher with MS and Nick, a dad to three boys who was diagnosed with MS at the start of lockdown. With schools going back after the summer holidays, we discuss everything from the challenges of home schooling to talking to children about multiple sclerosis.

    Episode notes:
    - This episode was produced by our volunteer Will
    - MS Trust newly diagnosed page: mstrust.org.uk/about-ms/newly-diagnosed
    - MS Trust Talking with your kids about MS free publication: shop.mstrust.org.uk/publications/talking-with-your-kids-about-ms/
    - View Nick's Instagram profile: instagram.com/dad_to_three_boys/

    • 1 hr
    Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 2)

    Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 2)

    In part two of mobility problems and mobility aids, we chat to neuro-physiotherapist Jody Barber. This includes looking at how mobility problems may present in MS and what to do if you think you need a mobility aid as well as some different exercises you can do to help improve your mobility. Jody also discusses the psychological barriers people may face when needing to use a mobility aid for the first time, why it's okay to feel hesitant and how to overcome these barriers.

    Episode notes:
    - This episode was produced by our volunteer Will
    - MS Trust page on Walking difficulties: mstrust.org.uk/a-z/walking-difficulties
    - MS Trust page on exercise: mstrust.org.uk/life-ms/exercise
    - Watch the MS Society's exercises for MS symptoms: mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/everyday-living/staying-active/exercises-for-ms-symptoms
    - Watch yoga with Jody Barber: https://youtu.be/6MVUJE_JvcA

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 1)

    Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 1)

    Many people with MS can experience issues with their walking and mobility. Difficulties can include unsteadiness, tripping and stumbling, and being less confident when walking. In this episode we chat with blogger, Emily, who was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2010. Emily shares her experience of using walking aids and discusses how using a wheelchair helped change her life.

    Episode notes:
    - This episode was produced by our volunteer Will
    - Read Emily's multiple sclerosis blog at thewibblydinosaur.com
    - MS Trust page on Walking difficulties: mstrust.org.uk/a-z/walking-difficulties

    • 50 min
    Will asks the expert about balance and dizziness

    Will asks the expert about balance and dizziness

    Guest presenter and volunteer, Will, is back to delve into another area of our MS archives. In this episode he turns his focus to balance and dizziness in multiple sclerosis, and shares ways to help manage these symptoms. Featuring input from Neuro and Vestibular Physiotherapist, David Herdman.

    Wills references:
    - Source Video: youtube.com/watch?v=OLOgSuceaSs
    - Just One Thing (with Michael Mosley) - Stand on One Leg: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000w3lh
    - MS Trust page on balance: mstrust.org.uk/a-z/balance

    • 15 min
    Talking advanced MS and Advanced MS Champions

    Talking advanced MS and Advanced MS Champions

    There are over 40,000 people living with advanced MS in the UK. These people can feel invisible to the healthcare system, with little interaction with health professionals and limited access to disease modifying drugs. In this episode we talk to Paru and Rob from the MS Trust about why we are raising funds to place more health professionals in the NHS to try to help. We also talk to MS Champion Nicki Hare about what life with advanced multiple sclerosis is like and what MS champions do to help.

    Show notes:
    - Help advance MS care and drastically improve the quality of life for some of the 40,000 people living with advanced multiple sclerosis. Visit mstrust.org.uk/advancing-ms-care

    • 34 min

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