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MS Society to fund physiotherapists

MS Society to fund physiotherapists
18th June 2008

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has announced plans to fund a number of specialist MS physiotherapist posts across the UK.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, chief executive of the organisation Simon Gillespie said that a shortage of such professionals has prompted the charity to fund the £40,000 posts, reports Medical News Today.

He added that there are "clear and obvious benefits" to physiotherapy, which can help patients maintain a better quality of life or even stay in employment longer.

"For somebody with multiple sclerosis there are clear needs to make sure people stay as mobile as possible," Mr Gillespie continued.

Due to a rise in demand for MS specialists, Mr Gillespie also stated that he hopes local health trusts will continue to fund similar positions.

In related news, the MS Society recently stated that the government's plan to double the amount spent on respite care in the next two years is "a step forward".

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