Our vision is that everyone with a neurological condition in The Lothians has the support to live their best life.
The charity was established by and for those with Multiple Sclerosis to access specialist physiotherapy and oxygen therapy to help them live their best lives. A vital community of support was created that has become much more than offering therapies. This same spirit thrives today.
Our Centre is part of a network offering oxygen therapy, pioneered in Scotland, drawing on the ground-breaking research of Professor Philip James. The network grew in the 1980s from the first Centre in Dundee in 1982 to over 60 centres throughout the UK.
These centres were initially called ARMS (Action and Research for Multiple Sclerosis), later changing their name to MS Therapy Centres.
Initially, many people from Edinburgh came to Dundee for treatment, so our own independent Centre was opened in Edinburgh in 1984. Treatments in Edinburgh doubled in the first year alone.
Some of the MS Therapy Centres, including Compass, have expanded to offer other therapeutic services and welcome those with other neurological conditions.
Phone: 0131 554 5384
Charity no: SC014991