Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: FA, hereditary ataxia.
Ataxia is a medical term for the loss of coordination and balance. Friedreich’s ataxia is a common form of ataxia that also impacts the nervous system and heart.
Friedreich's ataxia is a hereditary condition that is passed along from parents to their children.
People with Friedreich's ataxia have muscle weakness, loss of balance and coordination and heart problems that can range from mild to life-threatening.
Friedreich's ataxia cannot be cured. Treatments such as medications and physical therapy can be helpful for managing the symptoms of the disease.
Reviewed by: Gregory W Hornig, MD
This page was last updated on: March 20, 2019 04:00 PM