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Physical Therapy Essential for Duchenne Boys if Given with Care, Expert Says


Years ago, doctors believed that no exercise was best for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Today, DMD experts all agree: exercise extends lives.

But what kind of exercise is ideal for Duchenne kids? How much is too much? And what about stretching, night splints and specialized equipment?

Physical therapist Claudia Senesac, who’s been working with Duchenne boys for nearly 40 years, is among those who can help to answer these kinds of questions.

 

Physical Therapy Essential For Duchenne Boys If Given With Care, Expert Says

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