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Muscular Dystrophy

Physical therapy and occupational therapy, which help with the activities of daily living, are recommended for people suffering with muscular dystrophy. The care team at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network provides personalized therapy for adults and children with this condition.

Each individual with muscular dystrophy, or another neuromuscular condition, has unique abilities and rehabilitation needs. We work with you to develop specific goals and the appropriate treatment plan to help you reach those goals.


Physical Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

Physical therapy can help to prevent deformities, increase function, and keep muscles strong and flexible in patients with muscular dystrophy. At Good Shepherd, we offer individualized physical therapy programs developed to meet the specific needs of the patient. Our program may include:

  • Stretching exercises to increase flexibility
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Exercises to prevent muscle atrophy
  • Deep breathing exercises

Occupational Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in activities of everyday life after an injury, illness or surgery. Good Shepherd’s occupational therapists will work with you or your child to develop the skills to perform everyday tasks such as grooming, dressing, feeding and bathroom skills.

Our occupational therapists can also help you relearn movements and abilities that involve muscles that have been weakened by muscular dystrophy.

For more information or to request an appointment with one of our muscular dystrophy specialists, please call 1-888-44-REHAB or fill out the form below.

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