Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Ann Scheimann, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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See the list below:

  • Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome have hypotonia and require supplemental occupational and physical therapy to promote acquisition of gross and fine motor skills and to strengthen spinal musculature in order to minimize scoliosis. [48]

  • Encouragement of physical activity at home, at school (eg, increased physical education periods), and in the community (eg, Special Olympics) is essential for modulation of weight.

  • Care providers should be instructed in the Heimlich maneuver. [32]


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