SMA News for HCPs: Stasimon, nusinersen in adult patients, managing collapsing spine deformity & more

SMA News for HCPs: Stasimon, nusinersen in adult patients, managing collapsing spine deformity & more

Understanding SMA Stasimon contributes to the loss of sensory synapses and motor neuron death in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy.1 In this paper, the authors elucidate a mechanism of the motor neuron degeneration that occurs in SMA. Specifically, the authors...
Progress After 2 Years Of Physical Therapy Regarding Core And Neck Muscles

Progress After 2 Years Of Physical Therapy Regarding Core And Neck Muscles

With patients that are diagnosed with SMA, they can have a hard time controlling their neck and trunk, which makes it more difficult to be independent with chair mobility, such as ascending and descending ramps, as well as assisting with transfers. When first starting...
Assisted Bridge Exercise Along With Hip Abductor And Adductor Muscle Strengthening (Part 2)

Assisted Bridge Exercise Along With Hip Abductor And Adductor Muscle Strengthening (Part 2)

Working with a patient with SMA is not all that different from working with any other patient. Your plan of care advances and changes while working with the patient and making observations as you see fit to the patient’s overall wellbeing. To get Michael positioned...
SMA HCP News November Round-up: Risdiplam, Early Treatment, NURTURE Study

SMA HCP News November Round-up: Risdiplam, Early Treatment, NURTURE Study

While the biggest news this week may be the success of the drug risdiplam in improving motor function in a late stage clinical trial on patients with SMA types 2 and 3,1 other important data on SMA have also been published in recent weeks. Below is a roundup of new...
Performing An Assisted Bridge Exercise For Patients With SMA (Part 1)

Performing An Assisted Bridge Exercise For Patients With SMA (Part 1)

With a patient like Michael, who has SMA, it can be a challenge to continue growing their treatment plan by presenting new exercises that help them reach their goals.  Often times we resort to starting a new exercise and modifying it depending on Michael’s...