What is reduced co-ordination?
Reduced co-ordination is when a person is unable to finely control muscles movements that work together, this can result in jerky and unsteady movements. Loss of co-ordination is closely tied in with loss of balance because muscles must co ordinate in order to keep balance. Loss of co-ordination can be due to the loss of proprioception within the body.
What is normal co-ordination?
Normal co-ordination is the ability to produce muscle movements that work together. Co-ordination relies strongly on proprioception (messages sent to the brain about the environment)
What are the common reasons for loss of co-ordination?
There are several common reasons that can or will cause a person to have a loss in co-ordination these include:
How can physiotherapy benefit you?
Physiotherapy can be beneficial for loss of co-ordination in the following ways:
- Improve your balance
- Improve your strength
- Improve your co-ordination
- Reduce your risk of injury around your home.
- Helping you to be independent with your daily activities
- Reduce your risk of falling.
- Help you to become independent with your daily activities such as washing, dressing, cooking.
- Provide you with advice and guidance on coping.
- Help you to gain confidence.
What physiotherapy treatments help people with loss of co-ordination?
There are various treatments that physiotherapists may carry out for people with loss of co-ordination. A structured program tailored to your needs will be developed between you and your physiotherapist so that you get the most out of your treatment. Your treatment at Physio.co.uk may involve:
- Exercise therapy
- Active and passive movements
- Strengthening exercises
- Massage techniques
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
- Movement Re-education
- Alexander technique
Loss of co-ordination is when a person is unable to finely control muscle movements that normally work together. Physiotherapy is beneficial for people with loss in co-ordination resulting from a neurological problem.
To book an appointment at Physio.co.uk or for further information on how we can help you improve your co-ordination, please call 0330 088 7800.