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International Healthcare news: Physiotherapy 'benefits MS sufferers'

People suffering from MS have been advised to include physiotherapy in their healthcare plan.

Jon Graham, clinical director of PhysioFunction, said that physiotherapy can help MS sufferers by strengthening the muscles that aren't affected by the condition so that they can compensate.

"It can also assist in the early stages when there is only temporary impairment to the nerve cells, and those muscles that have been weakened can be strengthened again through appropriate exercise," he added.

International health insurance customers may want to check their medical plan to ensure that they are covered for specialist therapies.

Mr Graham's comments follow research published by the National MS Society, which revealed that a gene long-known to have an association to MS susceptibility may be more likely to be found in women with the disease than men.

Furthermore, women may be more likely to transmit this to other women in their families than to men.

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