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What is the treatment for ataxia?

The treatment of ataxia depends upon the underlying cause. Should the ataxia be found to be irreversible, physical and occupational therapy are the cornerstones of care, focusing on safety, mobility, maximizing function, and improving quality of life.

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Comment from: Darling, 55-64 (Caregiver) Published: February 23

My husband has degenerative cerebellar ataxia. He use to fall weekly and walked with a walker, sometimes even a wheelchair. Four months ago (after 3 physical therapists said there was no exercise because of fall issues) I signed him up for a boxing coach. I figured the floor was padded and the guy could catch him. After 2 times a week for 4 months he has not fallen in three months and now only uses a cane most of the time. He does weight training and stretching as well and people are shocked at the change. Maybe this will help someone. He seems to think a lot of it is due to the way boxers train, using both feet and arms and the trainer changing up the punches quickly. I hope someone finds this helpful, it has made a huge difference in our lives.

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