Friday, 10 February 2017

APS Pain Therapy available at BMSTC

Action Potential Simulation (APS) is a new pain relief treatment offered by the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre (BMSTC), Reading.

 It had been piloted in the Centre with people with MS to help primarily with pain relief (e.g. MS hug and neuropathic pain in legs) but we have also trialled it for fatigue. It has been observed that some of our members have benefitted and others have not had any significant improvement.

The only side effect can be headache, which can usually be helped by drinking the recommended 1.5L of water.

APS is not suitable for women during pregnancy or for people who have: pacemaker, epilepsy, active cancer, recent stroke, heart attack, Pulmonary Embolism or DVT.  The recommended duration for treatment is 3 times a week for 8 weeks initially.

For further information about APS please click here.  Contact us at BMSTC on 0118 901 6000 or email henrietta@bmstc.org to find out more!