Intensive coordinative training improves motor performance in degenerative cerebellar disease.

@article{Ilg2009IntensiveCT,
  title={Intensive coordinative training improves motor performance in degenerative cerebellar disease.},
  author={Winfried Ilg and Matthis Synofzik and Doris Broetz and Susanne Burkard and Martin A. Giese and Ludger Sch{\"o}ls},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 22},
  pages={1823-30}
}
OBJECTIVES The cerebellum is known to play a strong functional role in both motor control and motor learning. Hence, the benefit of physiotherapeutic training remains controversial for patients with cerebellar degeneration. In this study, we examined the effectiveness of a 4-week intensive coordinative training for 16 patients with progressive ataxia due to cerebellar degeneration (n = 10) or degeneration of afferent pathways (n = 6). METHODS Effects were assessed by clinical ataxia rating… CONTINUE READING