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Regain your balance with Spinocerebellar Ataxia treatment

Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) – a genetic condition that affects the cerebellum – impairs your body’s balance, control, and coordination. Since it affects the nervous system it leads to hand-eye incoordination, staggering gait, and abnormal speech. It can exhibit various other symptoms such as frequent stuttering, headache, dizziness, vocal changes, trouble swallowing food, and difficulty in processing, learning, and retaining information.

The signs and symptoms of Spinocerebellar Ataxia typically begin in early adulthood but can appear anytime from childhood to late adulthood.

Headed by Dr Na’eem Sadiq, our experts at the Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Center provide various types of therapies to our patients with SCA depending upon its type, symptoms, and degree of progression.

We design a customized Spinocerebellar Ataxia Rehabilitation plan that includes a strategic combination of Stem Cell Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy.

Our team of expert therapists utilize a wide range of activities that help our patients to maximize their functional abilities and improve their quality of life, including:
Postural stability
Core strengthening and locomotor exercises
Coordination training
Physical conditioning
Balance training
Gait training
Hand function training
Handwriting training
Articulation exercises
Oromotor exercises
Handwriting training
Articulation exercises
The neuro-rehabilitation programs at Plexus comprise various therapies that focus on alleviating neurological symptoms and disorders.
Physiotherapy exercises

Physical Therapy

With the objective to improve overall strength, endurance, and control, our physiotherapists offer gait training to correct severe balance impairments caused by Spinocerebellar Ataxia. We also factor in generalized muscular weakness and fatigue, trunk stability, related involuntary movements, and place focus on locomotor and core strengthening exercises.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy at Plexus focuses on balance training to improve performance of daily tasks affected by tremors, impaired balance, and incoordination. Our specialists focus on helping you become independent by enhancing indoor and community mobility and coordination for activities such as crossing door thresholds, maneuvering around furniture and objects, prevention of tripping and falling, etc.

Speech therapy

Progressive Ataxias can impair communication and swallowing functions, potentially affecting the clarity, quality, naturalness, and intelligibility of your speech. In some cases with associated cognitive deficits, language processing may also be impacted. The speech therapists at Plexus educate the patient and caregivers on the right methods to improve oral musculature strength, prevent choking, and improve breathing, speech and swallowing functions.

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