Tuesday, September 25, 2018

What is Cerebellar Ataxia?

Cerebellar Ataxia is a name for a disorder of the nervous system that causes a range of mobility problems and a lack of co-ordination and balance and often causes problems with talking, eye movement and being able to swallow. Its name comes from the word cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance and co-ordination.

There are genetic forms of the disease. In addition, some cerebellar ataxia can be caused by brain injury, viral infections or tumour. This section contains official information, facts and advice from mainly UK resources for sufferers of cerebellar ataxia along with treatment, research and medical information about the disorder.

ABLEize has researched the following cerebellar ataxia Internet resources and listed them in this dedicated section for the benefit of sufferers, their carers and family members, if you find these resources useful please pass the page details on so others can also benefit.

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A registered charity supporting all people affected by ataxia, their familes, carers and friends. Offers details of accredited ataxia centres, useful organisations to contact, donation details and an ataxia users forum.

Providing a comprehensive introduction to ataxia with an explanation of the different types and the current ongoing research being undertaken.

Providing official NHS details along with symptoms, diagnosis and treatment information for ataxia as well as providing video clips and a range of useful links including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and disability social care services.

Find articles and official medical information written for doctors about cerebellar ataxia. Includes identification of the types of cerebellar ataxia, its symptoms and the delays in development.

Manchester Neurotherapy Centre provides details of Cerebellar Ataxia treatments involving the Bobath concept. Includes testimonials and the centre contacts.


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