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Physiotherapy for Dejerine Sottas

Physiotherapy for Dejerine Sottas

Our specialist physiotherapists can provide neurological physiotherapy for people with Dejerine-Sottas syndrome to maximise their independence for as long as possible. Our treatments will be specific to your needs and are delivered by highly skilled therapists. Treatment may include:

  • Exercises to strengthen weak muscles
  • Exercises to stretch tight muscles to reduce stiffness and cramps
  • Gait re-education to improve the quality of your walking pattern
  • Advice regarding mobility aids and wheelchairs if appropriate to maximise your independence
  • Home assessment if appropriate to identify useful equipment or adaptations to improve safety and independence
  • Provision of orthotics to reduce the effort of walking, improve safety and accommodate deformities
  • Facilitation of normal movement patterns and core stability to improve balance and reduce ataxia
  • Pain management techniques to reduce the impact of pain on your life
  • Hydrotherapy treatment to work on mobility, balance and reduce stiffness

Following a thorough assessment your physiotherapist will discuss appropriate treatment options and devise an individual programme in collaboration with you and your family if appropriate. We can support you at any stage of your condition whether mild or severely affected.

Benefits of physiotherapy include:

  • Improved confidence and sense of well-being
  • Improved muscle strength and reduced stiffness
  • Improved balance and reduced risk of falls
  • Improved overall fitness
  • Improved mobility
Dejerine Sottas

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