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Physical therapy (PT) will be an important part of a young man’s life from the time of his Duchenne diagnosis.
Physical therapists supervise active exercise, passive stretching, hydro-based (water) therapy, as well as regularly monitoring the spine, musculoskeletal, and respiratory function.
Physical therapists play a major role in the prescription and provision of adaptive seating and equipment, assist school staff in a wide range of modifications, and can help advocate on parents’ behalf to insurance companies.
Helpful resources include:
Click on a link below for in-depth information on how physical therapy relates to the typical stages of Duchenne's progression (early, middle and adult), and what every parent should know at each stage.
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