Importance of Maximizing Upper Extremity Functions With SMA Patients

Importance of Maximizing Upper Extremity Functions With SMA Patients

Every patient with SMA has different abilities and deficits as well as different ways of transportation. Most are unable to walk independently, therefore require assistance of some sort. Michael, our patient with SMA, has a power chair that he uses to navigate around....
SMA HCP Roundup, mid-February: X-linked infantile SMA, Risdiplam News & More

SMA HCP Roundup, mid-February: X-linked infantile SMA, Risdiplam News & More

Research on SMA continues to forge ahead in 2020, with new results in from Roche’s latest investigation into its oral SMA drug, risdiplam. New tools for screening are being revealed as legislative changes are pushing more and more toward requiring infants born in the...
Rolling From Side To Side – Focusing On Abductor & Adductor Muscles

Rolling From Side To Side – Focusing On Abductor & Adductor Muscles

Patients with SMA often spend the majority of their time either in their wheelchair or in their bed. Since they can be fairly limited to these two places, it is important to increase their independence within those areas. Although my patient with SMA, Michael, will...
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...