Cerebellum

The cerebellum is involved in the coordination of voluntary motor movement, balance and equilibrium and muscle tone. It is located just above the brain stem and toward the back of the brain. It is relatively well protected from trauma compared to the frontal and temporal lobes and brain stem.

Functions:

  • Coordination of voluntary movement
  • Balance and equilibrium
  • Some memory for reflex motor acts

 

Observed Problems:

  • Loss of ability to coordinate fine movements
  • Loss of ability to walk
  • Inability to reach out and grab objects
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness (Vertigo)
  • Slurred Speech (Scanning Speech)
  • Inability to make rapid movements

 

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