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Physiotherapy for Ataxia

Physiotherapy for Ataxia

Living with a condition such as ataxia can be debilitating and impact on many areas of a person's life. Physiotherapy aims to maximise a person's functional ability and potential thereby improving quality of life. Physiotherapy may include:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Balance exercises
  • Coordination exercises
  • Falls advice
  • Core stability exercises
  • Provision of equipment such as mobility aids to maximise your independence
  • Referral to other health professionals such as occupational therapists

Your physiotherapist will design a treatment programme based around your individual problems and will discuss your goals during the treatment planning process which will be reviewed regularly throughout your treatment.

Benefits of physiotherapy may include:

  • Improved mobility
  • Improved independence
  • Reduced number of falls
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved muscle strength

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .