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Patient Education

Pool Activities: For Parents of Duchenne Affected Children

key information

source: CureDuchenne


Benefits of pool activities:
The pool is great for those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It provides many benefits including:

-Buoyancy to reduce the stress on muscles and joints
-Mild resistance for low grade muscle work
-Respiratory exercise to maintain or increase capacity and breath control
-A great place for social interaction with others

Always monitor the physical demands of any pool program and consult a healthcare professional as needed


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