What are the International Standard of Care Committee recommendations for physical therapy in patients with congenital muscular dystrophy?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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The International Standard of Care Committee consensus recommends physical therapy be focused on the following [76] :

  • Maintenance of function and mobility
  • Prevention or treatment of joint contractures and spine deformities
  • Activities to improve respiratory function, such as singing or playing a wind instrument
  • Adequate seating and wheelchair support
  • Nutrition and swallowing surveillance with optimal weight gain

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