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Ataxic Cerebral Palsy What is it?

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  Ataxia is a word for a group of disorders that affect coordination, balance and speech. Any part of the body can be affected, but people with ataxia more often have difficulties with balance and walking. So they look like they are wobbling. As shown in the video Ataxic cerebral palsy is a type of cerebral palsy that affects a person's balance, coordination, and depth perception. The definition of, Ataxia , means “incoordination” or being “without order.” This type of cerebral palsy is the least diagnosed type. So there are lots of different styles of walking one of which is shown in the video above. The one I have is That is not me walking but a video of someone else doing the same type of gaited walk. which is called Tip Toe/Equinus Gait. However, there are ways to help this. Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech and Language Therapy Physical therapy i s done in the same way as physiotherapy is done for spastic cerebral palsy but concentrates on what movement there

Exercises or No Exercises That is the question?

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  We are still in lockdown here in the UK and life has started to be a norm now. But is it going to be staying forever? Spring is also a couple of months away so making exercise difficult for anyone who is disabled. I am not a professional instructor however being a person with cerebral palsy the following is a set of exercises that I use myself to help maintain my level of agility. Despite having the condition. Please remember to consult your consultant and physiotherapist to ensure that these exercises are good for your own body. The whole situation of the virus is making things very difficult. Because of those of us who can walk even a little bit. Physiotherapy is a must even the littlest bit of stretching and movement is important especially as staying indoors limits the amount of exercise we can do. Simple exercises such as the bridge. Lie flat on your back with your legs bent and your feet flat on the floor and hip-width apart, arms by your sides. Push your heels into the floor