Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscle wasting disease, leading to developmental delay, declining strength in the patient’s limbs and progressive weakness of cardiac and respiratory muscles.
By helping patients to maintain mobility and function, we can help to improve quality of life and outcomes. As such, specialist physiotherapy is a mainstay of DMD treatment.1
Jennifer Wallace Valdes and Doug Levine discuss the objectives and benefits of measuring physical function and the importance of physiotherapy in DMD. Jennifer Wallace Valdes, Physical Therapist, draws from experience in paediatrics since 2002 with an emphasis in the muscular dystrophy population. Doug Levine has been a Physical Therapist since 1997 and has primarily focused on paediatrics and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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