What is Huntington’s Disease?
It is an inherited condition in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time.
What are the symptoms of Huntington’s disease?
Mild twitching of the fingers and toes
Lack of coordination and a tendency to knock things over
Dance-like or jerky movements of the arms or legs (chorea)
Speech and swallowing difficulties
Short-term memory loss
Difficulties in concentrating and making plans
Depression (around one third of people with Huntington’s disease experience depression)
Mood swings, apathy and aggression
Can physiotherapy help people with Huntington’s disease?
Yes. The focus of physiotherapy treatment includes the following:
Wheelchair prescription and training
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