All About the MS Therapy Centre
Back in 1983 a group of people with Multiple Sclerosis decided they wanted to provide help, support and therapy for others with MS in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
At that time, Oxygen Therapy was the treatment being sought by people with MS. This was not available on the NHS so funds were raised to provide it ourselves.
Over 1000 Members
We now have over 1,000 members with approximately 350 attending each week.
All therapies provided are free to people with MS, but we ask for a donation towards the running costs of the Centre.
Please consider donating today – there are so many ways for you to help us raise the £1,000+ a day that we need to run the Centre.
Watch Our Introductory Video
Our facilities include two Baro chambers (for oxygen therapy), a large physio room, specialist gym and a hydrotherapy pool.
We employ a carer to provide some extra support for people with disabilities.
But we ask disabled members who cannot self-manage, to bring a carer to the Centre with them.
Our adapted minibus brings people in to the Centre from towns in Bedfordshire and Nortamptonshire each day of the week.
We couldn’t do any of our good work without the help of so many people who help us financially and practically. Visit our Thank You page to read more.
Gardens and Free Parking
We have created a number of outdoor areas and gardens that are accessible to all. There is also plenty of free parking, with wide bays.
Our Social Area
We have a large social room where you can chat with people who understand how you are feeling.
Refreshments are available all day and lunch is also available to order from the local sandwich shop.
Lifts and Ramps
The MS Therapy Centre is equipped with lifts and ramps throughout to ensure that access to every area is available to all visitors and members.
Who can use the Centre?
Anyone with MS living in Bedfordshire or Northamptonshire is welcome to use the facilities at the Centre. The person with MS may phone the Centre directly, or they may be referred by their Neurologist, Doctor, Social Worker or friend.
The first visit involves a consultation with the Centre Manager to explain the various therapies and services available, followed by a tour of the Centre. A medical assessment is then carried out by the MS Specialist Nurse.
How will it help me?
We provide a complete service under one roof that encourages people with MS to make the best of their lives. It is shown that regular therapy can help to maintain or improve the condition.
Our integrated approach, with core therapies and complementary therapies being provided under one roof, allows people to dip in and out of each therapy as required.
Providing services for no cost enables people to have regular therapy, who may not receive it otherwise, maybe due to lack of provision or lack of accessible facilities.