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Effects of Progressive supra nuclear palsy

Effects of Progressive supra nuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (SPS) is a neurological condition that causes a variety of symptoms due to its effect on different nerve cells in the brain. These symptoms are likely to change and get worse over time due the progressive nature of SPS. Neurological physiotherapy will help to reduce or alleviate some of the physical symptoms of SPS through exercise and education. Some of the symptoms of SPS may include:

  • Loss of balance when standing
  • Lunging forward when walking
  • Bumping into obstacles when walking
  • Unsteady walking pattern
  • Slowness of movement patterns
  • Falls
  • Tremor
  • Stiffness when moving limbs and neck
  • Difficulty moving eyes, especially up and down
  • Difficulty sleeping, swallowing and speaking
  • Forgetfulness and personality changes

At Manchester Neuro Physio, we understand that it can be difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis of a progressive neurological condition. We are here to offer practical advice, support and exercise programs which will alleviate your difficulties and improve your overall quality of life.

Your neurological physiotherapist will show you how to avoid trips and falls and provide walking aids to increase your balance and confidence when moving around. Strengthening exercises will help to increase your muscle strength and enable you to carry out everyday activities with less effort.

If you would like to discuss how physiotherapy can help an individual with SPS please phone us now on 0161 883 0066 to talk to an experienced neurological physiotherapist.

Introduction to Progressive supra nuclear palsy (SPS)

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