The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire MS Therapy Centre

We are a charity that provides a wide range of support and therapies to people living with MS

You may continue to attend your appointments unless we tell you otherwise. We are offering essential health treatments in a COVID-secure environment. Please call to let us know if you do not wish to keep your appointment.

Therapies

Our therapies include: neuro physiotherapy, orthotics, hydrotherapy & APS pain relief.

Our MS Specialist Nurse can help with all aspects of your MS. We offer a number of complementary therapies such as reflexology, pilates, Bowen and oxygen therapy.

Read more about our Therapies

About Us

Our charity, set up in 1983, provides therapies, services and support needed to enable people living with Multiple Sclerosis to self-manage their condition.

If you have MS, please come and see us – there is something here for you.

Read more on our About Us page.

News

Take a look at our Christmas newsletter 

Read our Christmas newsletter online

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Online Christmas bingo

Thursday 17th December 2020 7:30 PM

Dress up in your Christmas gladrags, grab a drink and some nibbles then settle down for a fun evening of bingo for a chance of winning some great prizes!

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We have plenty of ideas to help you get in to the Christmas spirit… 

You could win a Christmas hamper, buy Christmas cards, light-up our virtual Christmas tree, win big at our online Christmas bingo event and more…

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Help us win £1,000 for our charity

Ecclesiastical Insurance are running their prize draws in December, giving a total of £120,000 to 120 charities over 12 days – 10 winners are drawn at random every weekday from 7 – 22 December.

Nominate our charity to help boost our chances of winning

The more nominations, the greater chance we have of winning £1,000.
 
Go to the special nominations page. Some of the information is already filled-in but you might need to input our charity number 802510 and give a few personal details to enter, one entry per person.

Ecclesiastical 12 Days Nomination Button

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Hello from the team here at our Centre

Top row: (Left to right) Emma Matthews – MS Specialist Nurse, Frank Lobban – Centre’s mini bus driver, Swarupa Vaingankar – Fundraising Coordinator, Aniceta Klimaszewska – Centre’s cleaner.

Bottom row: (Left to right) Guy Stewart – Lead Physiotherapist, Linda Richardson – Physio and Hydrotherapy Assistant, Tracy Mckenzie – Centre Manager. Photos for more team members will be posted soon.

Attending the MS Therapy Centre

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff we have carried out a risk assessment, introduced a number of safety measures and are following the latest government guidelines to ensure we are a COVID secure facility.

Please read the guidelines before visiting the Centre

We have introduced new entrances to the Centre for specific therapies. There are also new guidelines for the car parking, face masks, temperature checks, social distancing and more.

Please read the guidelines on this page.

We are on TV again…

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We really need your continued support…

During the COVID-19 crisis we continue to offer support and therapies to hundreds of people across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We haven’t been able run most of our fund-raising activities like events, our shops, dinners and performances.

We receive no government or other form of statutory funding

It’s only through people like you that we are able to provide vital therapies and support to people with MS.

Please donate £10, £20 or more today

Most people choose to donate by credit card, using PayPal or through our secure card payment partners, JustGiving.

Just Giving logo

Please visit JustGiving.com/bnms where you can easily make a secure online donation to the MS Therapy Centre.

Now you can donate by PayPal or via credit card.

Thank you

Read all about the many ways you can help us.

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It’s flu jab time…

The seasonal flu jab can protect you against the kind of influenza most likely to be around in any one year. It’s free on the NHS to anyone with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and their partner or carer.

Read all about the flu jab.

Events

Online seated Pilates classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11.30 

Live Facebook classes on Tuesdays. Zoom pilates class on Thursdays. For the Zoom classes, please see this page for joining details. All welcome.

Tai Chi at home

Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.30

Join our Tai Chi teacher, Jenny, for her popular online live Facebook sessions. Please go over to the video page of our Facebook site to see the videos.

Our art sale has been a great success

Thank you to all the artists who have created and donated their original postcard-sized art to help raise funds for our charity.  We have sold 141 pieces and raised £2,764.

Buy online now at our eBay shop

We are in the news for our art sale

We’ve recently been featured on the BBC website, on BBC local radio (Three Counties and Radio Northampton) and also on ITV Anglia news…

Read more

Physio support

We have a series of exercise programs that have been pre-prepared by our physiotherapist.  

You can access the programs by clicking the links below and on our physio page.

Lower limb strengthening

Advanced lower limb strengthening

Once the program opens, please click on ‘video’ above each of the images on the left hand side to play the videos.

Information from Emma about MS and coronavirus

Emma, our MS nurse, says “Our Neurologist has stated that following government guidelines is advised:

  • – MS is a medical co-morbidity and therefore patients should social distance and if still concerned, they should self-isolate, whether on a DMT or not
  • – If you are 70+ years or wheelchair dependent then you should be self-isolating
  • – Carers working in the community e.g. schools, need to make an individual choice, however being in the community will put them at risk. See this link to find out what social distancing means.

Nursing support

For support from Emma, our MS nurse, please email her, or call the Centre. Emma works on Thursdays. 01234 325781 [email protected]

Please see this page to contact Miranda, now working as Community MS nurse specialist in Bedfordshire.

Welfare benefits advice

Joanna Evan-Jones is a welfare benefits adviser for the MS Society in Northamptonshire. She can still give assistance to anyone who has an MS diagnosis who needs advice on benefits they may be entitled to. Joanne can help with the completion of disability benefit forms such as PIP or Attendance Allowance. Please email [email protected] for full details.

Charity Sales

Sorry, postponed until further notice.

Please don’t bring us more bric-a-brac for the time being as we can’t store it. Thank you.

Opening times:

From 5th August we are open for limited therapies by appointment only. Please call 01234 325781 for appointments.

We can support you over the phone, or online.

Please call 01234 325781 for a nursing appointment or we can help with exercise via our virtual programmes.

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