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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It is thought that the fifteen-minute break enables the new neural connections to be created. If the ataxia affects say, head movements, the patient can use a mirror or combination of mirrors to watch their own head movements.

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

Frenkel states that is very important that the therapist also gives the patient pep talks and motivation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The patient can treat himself and obviously in the absence of a medical practitioner must do so. Research has shown that 20, to 30, repetitions may be required to produce results. The repetitions will take just a few minutes every hour. 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.

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Frenkel exercises

He ejrrcicios she motivates and guides the patient in how to watch himself move. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Wikipedia external links cleanup from April Wikipedia spam cleanup from April Views Read Edit View ejerciciks. They increase in difficulty over the time of the program. The brain as a whole learns to compensate for motor deficits in the cerebellum or the spinal cord where applicable. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They are a system of slow repetitious exercises.

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This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat In his book on ataxia, Frenkel states: April Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Frenkel and Other Exercises”.

The therapist may also help the patient move where muscular strength is low. Mosby’s Medical Dictionary 8th ed. The American Journal of Nursing.

Frenkel noted that ejercicois patient had to be free from opiate and alcohol use, for instance, in order to achieve the required focus of attention. Frenkel exercises are a set of exercises developed by Professor Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel [1] to treat ataxiain particular cerebellar ataxia. 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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This attitude is almost always incorrect and in recent years has begun to change with the recognition of brain plasticity. However, it is better that a frenke, is involved.

Frenkel was astonished by the improvement. Retrieved from ” https: Apathy, lack of motivation and fdenkel depression are very common in cases of cerebellar ataxia and are one of the main reasons for failure of therapy. At that point the patient goes back to the exercises for another three minutes when it will be found that the skill has improved to a step higher from when the exercises were last done fifteen minutes earlier.

The patient asked Dr Frenkel about the test and was told what it meant and that he did not ‘pass’ the test. When Frenkel asked the patient what had happened in the interval, the patient replied, ‘I wanted to pass frekel test and so I practiced.

Although the technique is simple, needs virtually no exercise equipment, and can be done on one’s own, concentration and some ejercocios of perseverance is required.