9 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help SMA Patients

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Management of Scoliosis
For wheelchair-bound children with SMA, physical therapists can offer exercises to help reduce scoliosis and other skeletal deformities through specially designed exercise programs and body positioning. They will also be able to provide pre- or post-operation help if the child needs to have corrective surgery.

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Assistive Devices
Physical therapists can also help parents and caregivers select the appropriate assistive devices for their child.

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