Dr Aaron Boster

Ask Aaron - your opportunity to speak to a Neurologist about living well with MS

Hosted by Dr Aaron Boster

The results of the recent OMS Engagement Survey has shown that in some cases people with MS, their friends and families, have either not had the opportunity to meet with a Neurologist or don't feel confident discussing healthy lifestyle choices and the OMS program with them.

In this session Dr Boster answers your questions about all things MS.

This could include:
- How to manage MS Symptoms
- What questions to ask your healthcare professional
- Tips on how to engage healthcare professionals with the OMS program

December 2021

This session has now taken place. You can watch back a recording of the session as well as download the presentation slides.

Gillian and Ashley

OMS Diet: A Practical Guide

Hosted by Gillian Robertson and Ashley Madden

This session will help you:

• Understand how to simplify meal planning and have a list of at-home practices you can rely on to reduce meal preparation time.

• Understand how to follow the OMS dietary recommendations on a budget, and have a list of ingredients which are useful to keep in the store cupboard.

• Feel confident about which foods to eat and which foods to avoid when following the OMS dietary recommendations.

• Feel confident about what meals you can make at home or buy premade to easily incorporate plant-based protein.

• Know where to find information on the science behind the OMS dietary recommendations.

November 2021

This session has already taken place. You can now watch back the session, download the slides and a handouts to go with the presentation with helpful links to reading and resources. 

Helen and Jonny

Women's Health and Living Well with MS

Hosted by Dr Jonathan White and Professor Helen Rees Leahy

 

Women are 2-3 times more likely than men to be diagnosed with MS. The reasons for this disparity are not clear, although there are a number of possibilities, including genetic factors and hormones.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the menopause:
We also know that women’s experiences of living with MS are different from men’s: from the effects of MS on pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause, to broader questions about medical attitudes to women’s experience of illness and pain.

How can the OMS program best support women, and what can we learn from our lived experience of MS?

October 2021

This session has already taken place. You can now watch back the session, download the slides and a handout to go with the presentation with helpful links to reading and resources. 

Gillian

Movement and Breathing Better whilst Living Well with OMS

Hosted by Gillian Robinson

This webinar will include a presentation and Q&A led by Gillian Robinson, Lead Physiotherapist from the MS Therapy Centre in Lothian covering the following: 

 

Movement & Exercise 

• Why is movement & exercise important in MS? 

• What are the barriers? 

• What are the effects / benefits? 

• What is the best exercise to do? 

Breathing Better 

• Why is breathing important? 

• How does MS affect your breathing? 

• How can I breathe better? 

• How will this help? 

September 2021

This session has already taken place. You can now watch back the session, download the slides and a handout to go with the presentation with helpful links to reading and resources. 

Helen and Phil

Living Well with Progressive MS

Hosted by Helen Rees Leahy and Phil Startin

This webinar asks what is Progressive MS (PMS) and explores some of the uniqueness of PMS as well as the differences between PMS and RRMS.

As two people living with PMS, we explore the specific challenges of living well with a progressive condition and ask:

 

  • How can the Overcoming MS Program support people with PMS?
  • Does the Overcoming MS Program work for people with PMS, as well as those with a Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS) diagnosis?

We each discuss our own experiences of ‘overcoming’ MS and we invite webinar participants to send their questions and comments.

July 2021

This session has already taken place. You can now watch a recording of the session, download the slides and a handout to go with the presentation. 

To join the Living Well with Progressive MS Circle, offering you support and information, click here.

Dr Jonathan White

An introduction to the OMS Program

Hosted by Dr Jonathan White

In this webinar, Dr Jonathan White covered: 
 
- An understanding of MS and its subtypes 
- An introduction to the key tenets of the OMS Program 
- Tips for how to get started 
- Resources to support you on your journey 

June 2021

This session has already taken place. You can now watch a recording of the session, download the slides and a handout to go with the presentation.