Effect of long-term climbing training on cerebellar ataxia: a case series.

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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Title
Effect of long-term climbing training on cerebellar ataxia: a case series.
Journal
Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Author(s)
Stephan M.A., Marianne Anke S., Krattinger S., Sylvie K., Pasquier J., Jérôme P., Bashir S., Shahid B., Fournier T., Thomas F., Ruegg D.G., Dieter Georg R., Diserens K., Karin D.
ISSN
2090-2875 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2090-2867
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
2011
Pages
525879
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Background. Efficient therapy for both limb and gait ataxia is required. Climbing, a complex task for the whole motor system involving balance, body stabilization, and the simultaneous coordination of all 4 limbs, may have therapeutic potential. Objective. To investigate whether long-term climbing training improves motor function in patients with cerebellar ataxia. Methods. Four patients suffering from limb and gait ataxia underwent a 6-week climbing training. Its effect on ataxia was evaluated with validated clinical balance and manual dexterity tests and with a kinematic analysis of multijoint arm and leg pointing movements. Results. The patients increased their movement velocity and achieved a more symmetric movement speed profile in both arm and leg pointing movements. Furthermore, the 2 patients who suffered the most from gait ataxia improved their balance and 2 of the 4 patients improved manual dexterity. Conclusion. Climbing training has the potential to serve as a new rehabilitation method for patients with upper and lower limb ataxia.
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