Pip presents with cerebellar ataxia and leg weakness following therapy she received for cancer when she was just a child.
Cerebellar ataxia is a disorder that occurs when the cerebellum (part of the brain) becomes inflamed or damaged. Pip presents with impaired coordination and weakness in the torso, arms and legs.
Pip has been receiving Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy from ARC since November 2018.
Prior to starting therapy Pip needed maximum assistance of one person to role in bed, was unable to sit without support, and could only stand using her stand aid for approximately 2 minutes.
Since having regular therapy input Pip can now turn herself in bed, using her rail, can sit independently on the edge of the bed for more than 5 minutes, and can stand using her stand aid for 15 minutes! All these things make it easier for her mum to help her with all her activities of daily living.
Well done Pip!
– ARC Physiotherapist, Ceri