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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Mosby’s Medical Dictionary 8th ed. Apathy, lack of motivation and clinical depression are very common in cases of cerebellar ataxia and are one of the main reasons for failure of therapy. However, it is better that a physiotherapist is involved. The American Journal of Nursing. The repetitions will take just a few minutes every hour.


Or at least others? Views Read Edit View history. 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. The patient can treat himself and obviously in the absence of a medical practitioner must do so.

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Please improve this article by removing excessive or inappropriate external links, and converting useful links where appropriate into footnote references. He had never seen such an improvement before, which was contradictory to the teaching of the day and in fact is sadly widespread today.


Research has shown that 20, to 30, repetitions may be required to produce results. Ekercicios page ejercickos last edited on 11 Octoberat Frenkel noted that the patient had to be free from opiate and alcohol use, for instance, in order to achieve the required focus of attention.

Although the technique is simple, needs virtually no exercise equipment, and can be done on one’s own, concentration and some degree of perseverance is required. Frenkel exercises are a set of exercises developed by Professor Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel [1] to ejercicioa ataxiain particular cerebellar ataxia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

The Frenkel and Other Exercises”. If the ataxia affects say, head movements, the patient can use a mirror or combination of mirrors to watch their own head movements.


In his book on ataxia, Frenkel states: He or she motivates and guides the patient in how to watch himself move. This attitude is almost always incorrect and in recent years has begun to change with the recognition of brain plasticity.

When Frenkel asked the patient what had happened in the interval, the patient replied, ‘I wanted to pass the test and so I practiced. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Frenkel exercises

Frenkel was astonished by the improvement. It is thought that the fifteen-minute break enables the new neural connections to be created. The brain sjercicios a whole learns to compensate for motor deficits in the cerebellum or the spinal cord where applicable. 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. 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 ejercicis.

They are a system of slow repetitious exercises.

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Retrieved from ” https: They increase in difficulty over the time of the program. Several months later, on re-examination, the patient showed extraordinary improvement in coordination.

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