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Look East story sparks interest

balance-trainer-at-josephs-court-ms-uk.jpgHi everyone,

I was really interested to be told about the late news on Look East last night - there was a story about multiple sclerosis. You can still view this on the BBC on their website until 6.45pm tonight.

A lady called Brenda Palmer was featured on the programme, talking about how a piece of equipment that has made such a difference to her life - the equipment is a sturdy wooden frame. A physio from Norfolk has set up a trial to test its effectiveness in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The whole story got me thinking about the state-of-the-art equipment MS-UK has at our wellness centre in Essex, Josephs Court. We support over 160 people affected by a range of neurological conditions to exercise in a safe, professional, affordable environment while joining a genuine community of local people.

I wanted to let you know about the state-of-the-art balance trainer that our clients can come and use as often as they like. The client is helped into the balance trainer with the electric hoist incorporated in the machine. The client is then secured by aligning a bar behind and across the lower back. The whole body can then be held in a straight secure position and the client is encouraged to exercise the torso. Being able to stand and exercise upright rather than sitting down is so beneficial.

If you would like any further information, or to visit our Centre and find out more, please do get in touch. You can email us at or call us on 01206 867222.

Best wishes,


Michael Kinton

Centre Manager, Josephs Court