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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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When Frenkel asked the patient what had happened in the interval, the patient replied, ‘I wanted to pass the test and so I practiced. Frenkel states that is very important that the therapist also gives the patient pep talks and motivation.

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. 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 frenmel.

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 therapist may also help the patient move where muscular strength is low. Then the patient should do something entirely different and unrelated for fifteen minutes, say read a book or have a chat. 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.


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


The exercises were developed by Heinrich Frenkela Swiss neurologist who, fernkel day inwhile examining a patient with ataxia, observed the patient’s poor performance of the finger-to-nose test.

Mosby’s Medical Dictionary 8th ed. In his book on ataxia, Frenkel states: 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. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines.


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

However, it is better that a physiotherapist is involved. It is thought that the fifteen-minute break enables the new neural connections to be created. Or at least others?

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The patient asked Dr Frenkel about the test and was told what it meant and that he did not ‘pass’ the test. Frenkel exercises are a set of exercises developed by Professor Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel [1] to treat ataxiain particular cerebellar ataxia.


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If the ataxia affects say, head movements, the patient can use a mirror or combination of mirrors to watch their own head movements. The American Journal of Nursing.

Several months later, on re-examination, the patient showed extraordinary improvement in coordination. Retrieved from ” https: April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Frenkel exercises

The Frenkel and Other Exercises”. Frenkel was astonished by the improvement. This attitude is almost always incorrect and in recent years has begun to change with the recognition of brain plasticity. They are a system of slow repetitious exercises. The brain as a whole learns to compensate for motor deficits in the cerebellum or the spinal cord where applicable. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat Research has shown that 20, to 30, repetitions may be required to frenel results.

The repetitions will take just a few minutes every hour.