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Actress comes back fighting from illness

One of Scotland’s most accomplished actresses is celebrating another stunning performance, after neurological physiotherapy has helped her battle back against multiple sclerosis.

Having starred in hit TV shows such as Taggart and River City, Alison Peebles was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) back in 2001. Declining rapidly, the actress saw her mobility significantly affected and experienced a number of falls.

Facing up to the potential of having to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair, the star of High Times decided to fight back. Now, following 18 weeks of spine manipulation by specialist physios, she is feeling better about the future.

Talking about her treatment, Peebles said:

“The benefits of this treatment have been quite dramatic. After 18 weeks of treatment, my walking, balance and vision are hugely improved and my body is much more flexible.

“I feel optimistic that I can keep my feet and delay the imminent need for a wheelchair.

It has been a great turnaround for the actress, whose physio team had to combat a halting walking style and stooped posture.

Applying techniques which sees the spine and soft tissue gently manipulated, Peebles’ body tension was released.

This caused mobility to be improved and, gradually, improved the circulation of blood and lymph. Nerve functions also improved.

Affecting about 100,000 people in the country, MS is the most common neurological disabling condition. With three times the number of female sufferers, about 50 people are diagnosed with the condition each week.

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