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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

What is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy?

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain. It primarily affects movement, balance, and vision. 

Treatment primarily focuses on managing the symptoms and providing supportive care to improve the quality of life. While there is no specific therapy that can halt or reverse the progression of PSP, various therapies can help address specific symptoms and challenges associated with the condition.

Therapies for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Physiotherapy is often recommended to help individuals with PSP maintain mobility, improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls. Our therapists can provide exercises and strategies to address muscle stiffness and weakness. 

Occupational Therapists can work to develop strategies for performing daily activities more independently and can recommend adaptive equipment and techniques to help with dressing, eating and other tasks.

Speech and swallowing difficulties are common in PSP. Our speech therapists can help improve speech clarity, and communication skills and provide strategies for safer swallowing.

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What to Expect

During the assessment, your therapist will discuss your clinical history and recommend the best treatment course, considering your needs and personal goals and refer you to our wider multidisciplinary team when required. 

Intensive rehabilitation is also available for individuals with progressive supranuclear palsy, but it is important to understand that PSP is a neurodegenerative disorder. However, intensive therapy can still play a valuable role in managing specific symptoms and improving the overall quality of life. Suitability for intensive rehabilitation can be discussed with your therapist.

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