Eye2Brain Academy

Cerebellar Ataxia: What can we do to help?

We have had multiple patients come in recently presenting with Cerebellar Ataxia. Some of their main symptoms have included balance and swaying with weight bearing activities, double vision, and a lack of spatial awareness. We have experienced good results utilizing full body vibration at varying frequencies, plantar surface vibration with oculomotor tasks, VOR (seated then standing), EHC with proprioceptive stances, prism usage, and crossbody movements with oculomotor tasks. 

Our patients demonstrate improved confidence with walking and less reliance on walking aids within just a couple of sessions utilizing these treatments along with others. We have seen improvements in double vision with using prisms and seeing results last after taking the prisms off.

Just like muscles and soft tissues, the cerebellum needs to move and be challenged so it does not shrink. Regardless of age, hobbies, limitations…

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