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.

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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.

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Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation can help:


  • Our vestibular physiotherapist will perform an assessment to establish the implications of your poor movement control 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
  • Provide functional activities
  • Provide 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.

If you would like to talk to a physiotherapist to find out how we can help you or if you would like to make an appointment please call 01924 823965 or email

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