May 13, 2020 /

Scooter Positioning

Scooter Positioning

Some people living with Duchenne may choose to use seated scooters to travel long distances. This video demonstrates proper positioning, support and safety to be considered when deciding whether to use a scooter. As the person with Duchenne requires more assistance with mobility, it is recommended they consider using a power assist or full power wheelchair.

Disclaimer: This is a video of stretching exercises for mobility in someone with Duchenne. Stretching should not be painful. DO NOT continue to do the stretch if it causes pain, you notice difficulty breathing, or discomfort. Each stretch/position should be held for 30 seconds and can be repeated up to 3 times.

Benefits of these exercises vary: they may help to keep the joint mobile within its available range, may increase your tolerance to stretch, may improve circulation to the muscle, may decrease discomfort, and may give a feeling of well-being.

Consult your Physical Therapist to ask if these are appropriate for you.

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