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What is Progressive supra nuclear palsy

What is Progressive supra nuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (SPS) is a neurological condition that gets worse over time due to the nerve cells in the brain gradually being affected. The cause of SPS is not known and it is most common in people over the age of 60. It affects men and women equally and there is currently no cure for SPS. The treatment of SPS is focused on effective management of the symptoms.

The symptoms of SPS are similar to Parkinson's disease and to Alzheimer's disease. Individuals with SPS report that they feel clumsy, unsteady and at risk of falling over. Later in the stages of the condition, individuals may experience difficulty moving their eyes up and down which makes walking even more difficult. Neurological physiotherapy can help to restore confidence, increase muscle strength and improve standing balance.

At Manchester Neuro Physio, a specialist neurological physiotherapist can show you how to manage your symptoms in order to maintain your current level of strength and ability to walk and carry out functional activities. Your neurological physiotherapist will also provide a home exercise program which will enable you to carry out stretches and exercises at home to reduce the rate of deterioration of your condition.

If you would like to speak to a physiotherapist about how neurological physiotherapy can help to reduce the symptoms of this progressive condition, please phone 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 .