I’m an MS Specialist Nurse, and now also head up the training and distributorship of APS Therapy in the UK. This blog has grown from my regular slot in the Bedford MS Therapy Centre newsletter, where was the MS specialist nurse, 3 days a week, for 15 years. ( I needed more space!) I now work for the NHS full time in Bedfordshire as a community MS Specialist Nurse.
The aim of this blog is not to provide information about MS – there’s already great stuff available, ( I’ll post links to the best sites) – or to be first with the news, or to tell you things that you can find out about easily elsewhere.
It’s just a place to share things that I have found good, useful, or positive, or am excited about for MS, that you may not already have heard of!
A bit about me:
I qualified as an RGN in 1993, specialised in neurological rehabilitation in 1998, qualified as an MS Specialist nurse in 2003, and took a post as an MS Nurse in 2004.
Along the way I have also been developing my holistic health understanding, qualifying in several holistic therapies, including stress reduction and biofeedback techniques, and furthering my understanding of diet and nutrition. A couple of these therapies I integrate into my MS Nursing – HeartMath, Bach flower, and my interest in natural health. Since introducing and researching the effects of APS Therapy at the Bedford MS Therapy Centre, I have also learned about and trained in APS Therapy, taking on distributorship for the UK in February 2014.
I love my MS nursing, and am happy to use and recommend all the usual pharmaceutical or medical treatments that you would expect. I believe there’s a place for both types of treatment. I do feel especially lucky in my role at the MS Therapy Centre, Bedford, as I’m supported to constantly learn and practice whatever I safely can to help people with MS optimise their health, from both a conventional and a more natural perspective.
In my MS nursing post, I also run teaching or training sessions for other healthcare professionals, participate in small research projects, publish articles in MS specific magazines, and constantly read, learn and think, about MS! I’ll try to post the useful stuff up here.
I stay open minded, and explore any aspect of MS treatment that seems reasonable to me. I’m not an expert in any academic field, and none of my posts should be taken as medical advice; I share information for the sake of education. Everybody should take responsibility for their own health and medical advice should come from your healthcare professionals.
I’m going to upload all my old ‘posts’ so you can see what I’ve been thinking/learning about over the last few years; the new stuff will go in both places.