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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a progressive genetic disease that causes significant weakness and muscle loss over time. This condition affects the muscles responsible for movement, gradually reducing their function and strength. Physical therapy is an essential component in managing muscular dystrophy, aiming to enhance the quality of life for those affected. Through tailored exercise programs and therapeutic interventions, physical therapy helps maintain muscle function, improve flexibility, and increase mobility. Regular physical therapy sessions can also prevent joint contractures and deformities, alleviate pain, and support overall physical health. By focusing on individual needs and capabilities, physical therapists work to maximize independence and functionality, providing vital support to individuals with muscular dystrophy and helping them achieve a better quality of life.

Physical Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

Range of Motion Exercises

These exercises are essential to prevent the restriction of flexibility and mobility in the joints. They help keep the joints as flexible as possible, which is vital for maintaining movement and function.

Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening exercises are beneficial for maintaining muscle strength. They are often used in conjunction with braces to keep the muscles stretched and supported.

Use of Braces

Braces can aid in mobility and function by providing support to weaker muscles. They help in maintaining muscle stretch, enhancing mobility, and improving overall function.

By incorporating these therapeutic exercises and using supportive devices, individuals with muscular dystrophy can maintain their mobility, flexibility, and overall quality of life.

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