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How Physical Therapists Can Help Children With Neuromuscular Disorders


In this video from MoveForwardPT, a physical therapist (PT) from the Children’s National Medical Center talks about role PTs play in optimizing movement for children with muscular dystrophy (MD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

MORE: What kind of physical therapist do I need?

A pediatric physical therapist helps children with MD and SMA to maintain skills they have and to adjust to compensate for muscle weakness. They will also help them use various technologies and equipment to help them achieve everyday tasks such as walking, standing, and eating, retaining their independence for as long as possible.

MORE: Why physical activity is important if you have SMA.

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