Frenkel exercises are a set of exercises developed by Professor Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel to treat ataxia, in particular cerebellar ataxia. They are a system of.

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Retrieved from ” https: Several months later, on re-examination, the patient showed extraordinary improvement in coordination. If the ataxia affects say, head movements, the patient can use a mirror or combination of mirrors to watch their own head movements.

The brain as a whole learns to compensate for motor deficits in the cerebellum or the spinal cord where applicable. The patient can treat himself and obviously in the absence of a medical practitioner must do so. Views Read Edit View history.

At that point the patient goes back to the exercises for another three minutes when it will be found that the skill has improved ejercivios a step higher from when the exercises were last done fifteen minutes earlier. They are a system of slow repetitious exercises.

The Frenkel and Other Exercises”. Frenkel’s book states that the best way to perform the exercises is to do them for three minutes using some kind of timer so the exercises become less of a chore.


The exercises were developed by Heinrich Frenkela Swiss neurologist who, one day inwhile examining a patient with ataxia, observed the patient’s poor performance of the finger-to-nose test.

However, it is better that a physiotherapist is involved. Although the technique is simple, needs virtually no exercise jeercicios, and can be done on one’s own, concentration and some degree of perseverance is required.

Frenkel exercises

Frenkel exercises are a set of exercises developed by Professor Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel [1] to treat ataxiain particular cerebellar ataxia.

Frenkel states that is very important that the therapist also gives the patient pep talks and motivation.

In his book on ataxia, Frenkel states: Research has shown that 20, to freniel, repetitions may be required to produce results. He or she motivates and guides the patient in how to watch himself move. Or at least others? When Frenkel asked the patient frdnkel had happened in the interval, the patient replied, ‘I wanted to pass the test and so I practiced.

The therapist may also help the patient move where muscular strength is low. He had never seen such an improvement before, which was contradictory to the teaching of the day and in fact is sadly widespread today.


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Then the patient should do something entirely different and unrelated for fifteen minutes, say read a book or have a chat.

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Mosby’s Medical Dictionary 8th ed. Frenkel was astonished by the improvement. They increase in difficulty over the time of the program.

Frenkel noted that the patient had to be free from opiate and alcohol use, for instance, in order to achieve the required focus of attention. April Learn how and when to ejercciios this template message. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines.

The repetitions will take just a few minutes every hour.

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