Mobility or movement problems can be variable depending on the overall disease development, and on whether you are currently in the middle of an attack or in remission. The main aim is to maintain as much mobility as possible, in particular to avoid what might be called ‘secondary’ damage in the form of wasting (‘atrophied’) muscles, which occurs as a result of prolonged lack of use.
In the early stages of MS, movement problems may be relatively limited or infrequent, and indeed many people find that they can continue physically with almost all the things that they did before. You may have sometimes to temper or reduce the more vigorous of your activities. As long as you are relatively active, are sensible in relation to the overall approach to exercise, and do not appear to have significant individual problems of movement, you may not need professional help or support at this stage. Do talk the situation over with your neurologist or, failing that, your GP, both of whom can refer you to professional help if they feel it necessary. Sometimes movement problems can creep up on you and, without realizing it (or perhaps not wanting to realize it), you may need more help than you first thought. In general, exercise is best thought of as a preventative process, not so much a curative one, so it is best undertaken at an early stage.