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...
SMA HCP News December Round-up: Spinal Cord Hypoxia, Scoliosis Surgery & More

SMA HCP News December Round-up: Spinal Cord Hypoxia, Scoliosis Surgery & More

Regulators continue to review SMA drugs and consider policies related to newborn screening while new data emerge related to the mechanisms underlying the disease, as well as those concerning management and treatment.  Here is a roundup of some of the latest news and...
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...