Physiotherapy plays an important part in helping individuals with ataxia to learn how to control their posture and balance through experiencing movement in a safe controlled environment. Many people with ataxia develop fear of falling which limits their movement and can lead to secondary problems of stiffness, weakness and reduced function.
At MNC we focus on a treatment approach that keeps the individual as dynamic and active as possible. We help them experience a variety of movements and postures, including to and from the floor. This improves their control and confidence in these movements, reducing fear and the likelihood of these negative secondary changes.
Each individual will have particular needs related to their ataxia so an individually tailored programme will be developed for them following an assessment.
Fundamentally most people can benefit from an assessment to discover how neurophysiotherapy can help maximise their independence and reduce their risk of falling.