Cortico-Basal Degeneration, PSP and Multiple-system atrophy (MSA)

These complex conditions are progressive and can initially be thought to be Parkinsons’ Disease because they share some similarities in early symptoms. Differential diagnosis is achieved by your neurology team through thorough history taking and ruling out significant changes to dopamine levels in the basal ganglia. You may find that your symptoms worsen fairly rapidly. A neuro-physiotherapist will be able to assess and advise on managing falls risk, how to maximise safety when moving around the home, ensuring that transfers from chairs and bed are as safe as possible. An experienced neuro-physiotherapist will also liaise with others who care for you to ensure excellent continuity of care.