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Physical Therapists

Laura Case, PT, DPT, MS, PCS, C/NDT

Physical Therapist
Associate Professor
Duke University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2200 West Main Street
Suite B-230
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Dr. Laura Case is currently working as Associate Professor in the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University School of Medicine. She is a board certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. She has dedicated her career to teaching, research in childhood-onset neuromusculoskeletal disorders, and to the lifelong treatment of people with childhood-onset neurological and neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, Pompe disease, myelodysplasia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and brachial plexus injury. She has been involved in numerous clinical trials for the treatment of these disorders. She has participated in the development of international guidelines for the management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Her clinical responsibilities include provision of direct physical therapy treatment; casting and orthotic intervention; assistive technology; and evaluation, consultation, and coordination with the rest of the medical team at specialty multidisciplinary clinics. Practice emphasizes lifelong care of individuals with childhood-onset diagnoses.


Representative Publications:

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and neuromuscular, rehabilitation, endocrine, and gastrointestinal and nutritional management

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 2: respiratory, cardiac, bone health, and orthopaedic management

Commentary on “Supported Standing in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”

Exercise and Duchenne muscular dystrophy: where we have been and where we need to go