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Physio treatment for Progressive supra nuclear palsy

Physio treatment for Progressive supra nuclear palsy

Physiotherapy treatment sessions will be based on the individual's symptoms, problems and goals. Therefore, treatment will be different for everyone. For example, one individual with progressive supranuclear palsy (SPS) may want to be able to tie his shoelaces so treatment will be based on fine motor and dexterity practice. Someone else may want to be able to roll over in bed; therefore treatment will focus on trunk stability, movement patterns and bed mobility.

A general treatment plan for an individual with SPS may include:

  • Head and neck control exercises
  • Trunk control and core stability exercises
  • Sitting and standing balance practice
  • Upper and lower limb muscle strengthening
  • Static and dynamic standing balance practice
  • Walking and provision of mobility aids
  • Advice regarding positioning aids and wheelchairs
  • Provision of a home exercise program and positioning chart
  • Liaison with all health professionals involved in your care

At Manchester Neuro Physio, our clinicians are trained in the effective use of several adjunct treatment methods that are available when appropriate. These include electrical stimulation that is used to strengthen muscles, botox injections which relax stiff muscles and serial casting which holds limbs in a position of stretch. Individuals with SPS may find hydrotherapy sessions useful, where exercises are carried out in warm pool of shallow water. This helps to relax tight stiff muscles and allows individuals to move around safely without the fear of falling.

Neurological physiotherapy helps to improve quality of life for those with SPS. Treatment can be carried out in the comfort of your own home or in one of our clinic locations. If you would like to find out more about how physiotherapy can help to alleviate your symptoms of SPS please contact us now on 0161 883 0066.

Introduction to Progressive supra nuclear palsy (SPS)

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