Ataxia, Dyspraxia and Apraxia
Ataxia is a symptom of a group of neurological disorders such as MS or Friedreichs ataxia, that affect balance, coordination, and speech.
See http://www.ataxia.org.uk/ for further information.
Dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is the partial loss of the ability to co-ordinate and perform skilled, purposeful movements and gestures with normal accuracy. Associated with this may be problems of language, perception and thought. Other names for dyspraxic include Clumsy Child Syndrome; Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD); Minimal Brain Dysfunction: Motor learning Difficulty; and Pereceptuo-motor Dysfunction.
Apraxia is the term that is used to describe the complete loss of this ability.
See http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ for further information
Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation can help:
- Provide an assessment to establish the implications of poor movement patterns and tailor a programme to achieve your goals
- Provide an exercise programme to improve strength and flexibility
- Improve balance
- Improve co ordination of movement
- Improve fitness and endurance
- Advice regarding activities in the community
At Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation we have experienced highly skilled neuro physiotherapists, who have a hands on hollistic approach to management.