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Cerebellar Ataxia Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are experienced in providing a complete range of physiotherapy services.

Fill up the form to know more about our physiotherapy services for Cerebellar Ataxia.

    Cerebellar Ataxia Physiotherapy

    Our physiotherapists are experienced in providing a complete range of physiotherapy services.

    Fill up the form to know more about our physiotherapy services for Cerebellar Ataxia.

      physiotherapy for cerebellar ataxia

      There are so many things that the human body is capable of and we take them for granted until these normal activities get affected. One such example is the capability of movement – walking, running, bending and eating – everything seems so natural that we rarely appreciate the fact that each of these activities is being controlled efficiently by the brain. When this particular portion of the brain (Cerebellum) gets affected, these seemingly simple activities become exceedingly difficult for the patient. This condition is medically known as cerebellar ataxia.

       

      Some very common symptoms are visible in the patients suffering from cerebellar ataxia like

      • Difficulty in simple movements like walking, standing or bending
      • Uncontrolled movement of limbs
      • Improper gait and tendency to stumble and fall
      • Involuntary movement of the eyes, forward and backward
      • Slurred speech
      • Trouble in swallowing

      When a patient is suffering from any of these symptoms, the doctor will perform a thorough assessment to verify whether this is due to cerebellar ataxia. In case, this is found to be so, along with other treatment, the doctor will most certainly recommend physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia. It is very effective for patients in several research studies conducted.

       

      Any treatment including cerebellar ataxia physiotherapy aims to identify the cause of the condition and work towards the patient’s improvement based on this finding. There can be several reasons that may cause cerebellar ataxia in a patient. Any reason that causes damage to the cerebellum may result in it. Some of the most common causes of such damage are

       

      • Injury to the Head – Any head injury or trauma leading to damage in the brain or the spinal cord will result in an impact to the cerebellum, affecting movements of any kind.
      • Stroke – A stroke is said to occur when the blood supply to the brain is impacted partially or fully. This reduced blood supply results in the death of the brain cells and even though it can be contained with swift action, it can still lead to cerebellar ataxia. 
      • Result of an Infection – Many a time, the infections from diseases like chickenpox or measles can become complicated and result in damage to the brain. This leads to cerebellar ataxia. The same may be cured over time or may become permanent.
      • Autoimmune Diseases – Different autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, celiac disease etc. can lead to brain damage resulting in cerebellar ataxia. 
      • Tumours – An uncontrolled growth in the brain can lead to a cancerous or benign tumour which may lead to cerebellar ataxia in the affected person 
      • Chemical Reaction – The body’s reaction to the chemicals present in medicines being taken for a completely different medical condition can be a potential cause for ataxia.

      The most reassuring part of cerebellar ataxia is that sometimes it may not need specific treatment and can be cured over time on its own or with physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia. This is generally the case, if the reason behind the condition was a viral infection, in the first place. Cerebellar ataxia caused by viral infection goes away within a few weeks without having to go for any specific treatment.

       

      However, if the condition is not caused by viruses, you may have to undergo treatment depending on the cause of the damage.

       

      Some of the common treatments for ataxia are

      • Antibiotic course for ataxia caused by bacteria
      • Steroids or other medication to reduce inflammation
      • Reducing the exposure to toxins like mercury and lead causing ataxia
      • Vitamin supplements to cope with vitamin deficiency
      • Blood thinners prescribed for stroke patients
      • If there is bleeding in the cerebellum for some reason, surgery may be needed to reduce or remove it

      The one constant with all this is, however, physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia to aid you when you face difficulty in regular tasks like sitting, reading, writing and eating.

       

      The entire premise of cerebellar ataxia physiotherapy is based on two things. The physiotherapist after studying your case may choose to opt for either a compensatory approach or a restorative one. The choice completely differs from case to case and depends on the cause of ataxia, the ongoing medical treatment, the response to treatment, the patient’s age and other factors.

       

      The compensatory approach helps people navigate through the daily struggle in a better manner by the help of devices like walkers and learning to perform daily activities with little or no help. The restorative approach, on the other hand, attempts to remove the underlying cause, thereby improving the patient’s condition. Each has its advantages and sometimes even a combination of the two may be suggested for a patient.

      The most common component of the cerebellar ataxia physiotherapy programs are the Frenkel exercises that help in improving the patient’s condition and are performed in all positions – sitting, standing, lying down and even walking. The core principles behind the Frenkel exercises are

       

      • Concentration
      • Precision and
      • Repetition

      These exercises require a high degree of mental strength and aim to improve the coordination of the patient rather than strengthening. The physiotherapist will make sure that these exercises are performed in a slow manner avoiding overstretching the muscles and tiring out the patient.

      We at Care24 understand the amount of stress and trouble caused in daily life for a patient suffering from cerebellar ataxia. Our experienced team of professionals are fully equipped to help you with the physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia.

      Our carefully selected and thoroughly trained team makes sure that not only your daily needs are met, but also on the fact that you need to get back to live independently. Hence, they plan out your entire regimen starting with simple exercises to progressively difficult ones, so that you gain confidence. And at the end of the program with our experts, you can resume your life.

      There are so many things that the human body is capable of and we take them for granted until these normal activities get affected. One such example is the capability of movement – walking, running, bending and eating – everything seems so natural that we rarely appreciate the fact that each of these activities is being controlled efficiently by the brain. When this particular portion of the brain (Cerebellum) gets affected, these seemingly simple activities become exceedingly difficult for the patient. This condition is medically known as cerebellar ataxia.

       

      Some very common symptoms are visible in the patients suffering from cerebellar ataxia like

      • Difficulty in simple movements like walking, standing or bending
      • Uncontrolled movement of limbs
      • Improper gait and tendency to stumble and fall
      • Involuntary movement of the eyes, forward and backward
      • Slurred speech
      • Trouble in swallowing

      When a patient is suffering from any of these symptoms, the doctor will perform a thorough assessment to verify whether this is due to cerebellar ataxia. In case, this is found to be so, along with other treatment, the doctor will most certainly recommend physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia. It is very effective for patients in several research studies conducted.

       

      Any treatment including cerebellar ataxia physiotherapy aims to identify the cause of the condition and work towards the patient’s improvement based on this finding. There can be several reasons that may cause cerebellar ataxia in a patient. Any reason that causes damage to the cerebellum may result in it. Some of the most common causes of such damage are

       

      • Injury to the Head – Any head injury or trauma leading to damage in the brain or the spinal cord will result in an impact to the cerebellum, affecting movements of any kind.
      • Stroke – A stroke is said to occur when the blood supply to the brain is impacted partially or fully. This reduced blood supply results in the death of the brain cells and even though it can be contained with swift action, it can still lead to cerebellar ataxia. 
      • Result of an Infection – Many a time, the infections from diseases like chickenpox or measles can become complicated and result in damage to the brain. This leads to cerebellar ataxia. The same may be cured over time or may become permanent.
      • Autoimmune Diseases – Different autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, celiac disease etc. can lead to brain damage resulting in cerebellar ataxia. 
      • Tumours – An uncontrolled growth in the brain can lead to a cancerous or benign tumour which may lead to cerebellar ataxia in the affected person 
      • Chemical Reaction – The body’s reaction to the chemicals present in medicines being taken for a completely different medical condition can be a potential cause for ataxia.

      The most reassuring part of cerebellar ataxia is that sometimes it may not need specific treatment and can be cured over time on its own or with physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia. This is generally the case, if the reason behind the condition was a viral infection, in the first place. Cerebellar ataxia caused by viral infection goes away within a few weeks without having to go for any specific treatment.

       

      However, if the condition is not caused by viruses, you may have to undergo treatment depending on the cause of the damage.

       

      Some of the common treatments for ataxia are

      • Antibiotic course for ataxia caused by bacteria
      • Steroids or other medication to reduce inflammation
      • Reducing the exposure to toxins like mercury and lead causing ataxia
      • Vitamin supplements to cope with vitamin deficiency
      • Blood thinners prescribed for stroke patients
      • If there is bleeding in the cerebellum for some reason, surgery may be needed to reduce or remove it

      The one constant with all this is, however, physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia to aid you when you face difficulty in regular tasks like sitting, reading, writing and eating.

       

      The entire premise of cerebellar ataxia physiotherapy is based on two things. The physiotherapist after studying your case may choose to opt for either a compensatory approach or a restorative one. The choice completely differs from case to case and depends on the cause of ataxia, the ongoing medical treatment, the response to treatment, the patient’s age and other factors.

       

      The compensatory approach helps people navigate through the daily struggle in a better manner by the help of devices like walkers and learning to perform daily activities with little or no help. The restorative approach, on the other hand, attempts to remove the underlying cause, thereby improving the patient’s condition. Each has its advantages and sometimes even a combination of the two may be suggested for a patient.

      The most common component of the cerebellar ataxia physiotherapy programs are the Frenkel exercises that help in improving the patient’s condition and are performed in all positions – sitting, standing, lying down and even walking. The core principles behind the Frenkel exercises are

       

      • Concentration
      • Precision and
      • Repetition

      These exercises require a high degree of mental strength and aim to improve the coordination of the patient rather than strengthening. The physiotherapist will make sure that these exercises are performed in a slow manner avoiding overstretching the muscles and tiring out the patient.

      We at Care24 understand the amount of stress and trouble caused in daily life for a patient suffering from cerebellar ataxia. Our experienced team of professionals are fully equipped to help you with the physiotherapy treatment for cerebellar ataxia.

       

      Our carefully selected and thoroughly trained team makes sure that not only your daily needs are met, but also on the fact that you need to get back to live independently. Hence, they plan out your entire regimen starting with simple exercises to progressively difficult ones, so that you gain confidence. And at the end of the program with our experts, you can resume your life.

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      Frequently Asked questions

      • When recovering from an illness or surgery, you look forward to returning to your own home and recuperating in an environment where you are comfortable, relaxed and safe. This is made possible with our in-home nursing services.
      • Care needs of those who are advanced in age and are unable to take care of themselves can be an overwhelming task for the rest of the family members. This often leads to the thought that a nursing home/care home is the only practical option left.
      • Complex care needs might make one want to consider moving to a nursing home to recover under the watch of trained professionals. Our in-home nursing services can help you recover in the comfort of your own home.
        Our in-home nursing services will help smoothen-out the transition from Hospital to Home
      • Recovery in familiar surroundings, surrounded by family, is proven to be quicker
      • Our nurses take care of your complex needs while helping you maintain your independence, lifestyle and daily routine.
      • Home care nursing helps those advanced in age too; for them home is where all their memories are, where their children and grand-children live. It is the place they feel needed and loved.
        With our home care nursing services, you can provide the best care for your loved one in the family home, without making any extra demands of your family members.

      Care24’s trained nurses provide high quality home care nursing services for hospital like care at home. Whether you are looking for simple support in doing everyday tasks when recovering or need complex care that can be daunting for family members to undertake. Our nurses are highly trained medical professionals capable of providing hospital-like care in the comfort of your own home.

      Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

      • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
      • Oral and personal hygiene, feeding and bathroom assistance, or assistance with mobility
      • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
      • Our nurses (females) or brothers (males) are highly qualified, experienced, and capable of providing hospital like nursing care in the comfort of your own home. All our Nurses go through a rigorous background check, a written exam and trained in all medical procedures that are listed below to ensure you get expert & professional in-home nursing services.
      • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
      • Our nurses and brothers are discreet, and sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of the patient and other family members. Our Nurses are familiar with following a physician’s instructions when caring for a patient and empathic to offer encouragement and support to those who require our nursing care services.

      You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

      Provide us with medical details of the patient who needs nursing care, the tasks the nurse needs to do, the duration for which you need our in-home nursing services and your preferences of gender or language if any.

      Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.