Programs & Workshops

Multiple Sclerosis for Health Professionals | Darwin

When: 26 May
Where: Venue TBC

4:00pm | All health care professionals are invited to our MS Update with MS Nurse June Mattner. Get an overview of MS including symptom management and latest treatment updates, and answer any questions.

5:30pm | Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Occupational Therapists are invited to participate in our MS Falls Prevention, Train the Trainer Program. Learn how to deliver a group MS Falls Prevention Program with Neuro Physiotherapist, Sheila Lennon. The program includes balance and mobility training, and education to empower self management.

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MS staff visit Darwin

When: 27 & 28 May
Where: Anglicare Winnellie

Join us over two days for expert advice on diet, stress management, falls prevention, fatigue management and sleep hygiene. There are also limited 1-on-1 appointments available with an MS Nurse and a Wellbeing and Social Support Coordinator who can assist with all your NDIS queries. Thanks to grants from the NT Department of Attorney General and Justice’s Community Benefit Fund.

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Multiple Sclerosis for Health Professionals | Alice Springs

When: 15 June
Where: Alice Springs RED Centre Auditorium

4:00pm | Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Occupational Therapists are invited to participate in our MS Falls Prevention, Train the Trainer Program. Learn how to deliver a group MS Falls Prevention Program with Neuro Physiotherapist, Sheila Lennon. The program includes balance and mobility training, and education to empower self management.

6:30pm | All health care professionals are invited to our MS Update with Neurologist Dr. Lesley-Ann Hall. Get an overview of MS including symptom management and latest treatment updates, and answer any questions.

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MS staff visit Alice Springs

When: 16 & 17 June

Book 1-on-1 appointments with specialist MS Staff at your home. There are limited appointments available with our MS Nurse, Physiotherapist and Wellbeing and Social Support Coordinator (NDIS support).

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Pregnancy and MS

When: Thursday 24 June, 6:00pm
Where: Mitcham Memorial library

Join our MS Nurse, who is also an experienced fertility nurse, for information and guidance around preparing for pregnancy, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and MS treatments and pregnancy.

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MS Falls Prevention | 6 week program

When: Tuesdays 29 June - 3 August, 10:30am
Where: Venue TBA

Learn exercises and strategies to improve your balance and mobility, and reduce your risk of falls in this six-week program led by an experienced neurological physiotherapist. To benefit from this program, you should be able to stand for 30 seconds and walk independently in a room with or without a walking aid. All participants receive an exercise workbook with a program tailored to your individual needs to practice at home.

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Virtual MS Falls Prevention | 6 week program

When: Wednesdays 30 June - 4 August, 10:30am

Learn exercises and strategies to improve your balance and mobility, and reduce your risk of falls in this six-week at-home program led by an experienced neurological physiotherapist. To benefit from this program, you should be able to stand for 30 seconds and walk independently in a room with or without a walking aid. All participants receive an exercise workbook with a program tailored to your individual needs to practice at home.

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MS Family Fun Day

When: Saturday 14 August, 10:00am
Where: The Beachouse, Glenelg

We would love to invite you to this year’s MS Family Fun Day funded by the 2020 MS Readathon! This is a free event that gives children and families the opportunity to spend quality time together and connect with other families affected by MS in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Come along and join us for a fun family-day out with heaps of activities including:

  • Mindfulness drumming workshop
  • Canvas paint pouring
  • Beginners yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Face painting and balloon animals.

Each participant will also receive a 2-hour Beachouse ‘fun card’ which can be used on the same day or come back with your family another time! Lunch is provided.

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Virtual MS Exercise Groups | weekly

When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30am

Our MS physios are running 30 minute exercise classes. Classes are run using the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. Exercises can be done sitting or standing, and focus on mobility, strength and balance. Please contact MS Assist to register.

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Virtual Yoga | weekly

When: Mondays 12:30pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm and Saturdays 9am

Join us for virtual yoga classes via Zoom. Learn yoga poses and breathing exercises from qualified yoga instructors.

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