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Diagnosis of Progressive supra nuclear palsy

Diagnosis of Progressive supra nuclear palsy

Progressive supranucelar palsy (SPS) is diagnosed following a neurological examination by a medical consultant. During the examination, your consultant will check your physical and cognitive well-being. SPS is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson?s disease or Alzheimer's disease. This is because SPS can cause stiff uncoordinated movement patterns when walking that is similar to symptoms of Parkinson?s disease and it can affect personality and behaviour, as can Alzheimer's disease.

It is important that your consultant makes the correct diagnosis as it will affect future medical treatment and management. Your consultant may request magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a PET scan of the brain in order to check changes in the brain and confirm the diagnosis of SPS.

At Manchester Neuro Physio, our clinicians are able to deliver assessment and treatment sessions that are aimed at the individual's symptoms, rather than the diagnosis. If you are struggling to maintain your balance, to stand or walk you will benefit from neurological physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists will teach you exercises to improve your dynamic balance, to strengthen your limbs and stretches to maintain your range of movement.

If you are worried about your physical well-being and would like to speak to a friendly neurological physiotherapist about how we can help you, please phone us now on 0161 883 0066.

Introduction to Progressive supra nuclear palsy (SPS)

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .