Physiotherapy Clinic Becomes Global Destination for MS patients

by Kate Foster

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Chongus at OPOINTONE MS ClinicPatients from across the world are flying to a Scottish physiotherapy clinic following its success in treating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

The Point One Clinic in Edinburgh is now seeing ‘health tourists’ from the Middle East, Spain, Ireland and England in the wake of its success with a revolutionary technique.

The clinic, led by chartered physiotherapist Chongsu Lee, has pioneered a technique to alleviate the symptoms of MS.

It involves very gentle manipulation of the spine, which releases tension and allows better movement.

In a series of case studies, 20 out of 23 patients showed improvements in their MS symptoms following 8 weeks of treatment.

Now the clinic is becoming a health tourism destination with patients from Jordan, Spain, Ireland and England booking appointments.

The clinic has also received enquiries from patients in Australia, the USA, Argentina and Canada.

Mr Lee said: “I am delighted to be treating patients from different countries as the symptoms of MS are extremely debilitating and our technique can offer some positive results.

“Whilst we cannot offer a cure for MS we are seeing results such as patients feeling more mobile, staying on their feet for longer, and becoming more stable and less fatigued.

“The key to the success of the Point One technique is gentle manipulation of the spine and soft tissues around the spine, which is unlike other treatments used by physiotherapists and chiropractors which can be relatively forceful.

“This releases chronic and long standing tension allows better movements of the neck, shoulders and back. As the congestion gradually eases off, blood circulation, lymph circulation and nerve transmission improve.”

Between 100-140 per 100,000 people in England and Wales suffer from MS, but rates in Scotland are much higher at up to 190 per 100,000, prompting Mr Lee to set up a clinic that he hopes will become a world-leading treatment centre.

Mr Lee is a former engineer for Hyundai, Korea, who is now a Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapist.

Mr Lee added: “The established treatment for MS is conventional drug therapy and this does help many patients, especially with acute-stage MS. However this physiotherapy technique is something that can fit alongside conventional treatments to ease patients’ symptoms further.”

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