9 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help SMA Patients

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Managing Respiratory Problems
Physical therapists will educate parents and caregivers on the best ways to manage the child’s respiratory issues. This may include chest drainage, techniques for coughing and breathing, and chest physical therapy.

MORE: SMA breathing interventions that can help lung development

Feeding 
The physical therapists will work alongside speech and language therapists to devise the best practices for feeding the child.

MORE: Explaining the use of elemental diets for infants with type 1 SMA

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