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Massage and Stretching Techniques For SMA Patients

Massage and Stretching Techniques For SMA Patients

During physical therapy, there are many different techniques that can be utilized to maximize the patient’s care. Some of these can include different manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, edema reduction massage, and manual stretching to increase the comfort...

Importance of Balance While Maneuvering on Uneven Surfaces For SMA Patients

Importance of Balance While Maneuvering on Uneven Surfaces For SMA Patients

Balance is typically a part of everyone’s treatment plan during physical therapy. Whether you have back pain or ankle pain, improving your balance carries over to an increase in functional mobility that will in turn improve your functional strength and increase your...

Nerve-muscle Communication Molecule May Be SBMA Therapeutic Target, Study Says

Nerve-muscle Communication Molecule May Be SBMA Therapeutic Target, Study Says

Increasing the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) — a molecule involved in the communication between nerve cells and muscle — specifically in muscle delayed symptom onset and slowed disease progression in a mouse model of spinal and bulbar muscular...

Hip Flexor Stretching For Patients With SMA

Hip Flexor Stretching For Patients With SMA

In previous articles, we have discussed different techniques for manual stretching to improve functional mobility and range of motion for Michael, my patient with SMA. We have discussed the importance of maintaining and increasing range of motion in joints such as...

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  • Returning to a Neurologist

    With the approval of risdiplam (I still don’t know how to spell the treatment’s new name), I’ve decided to go back to a […]

  • Spinraza Dose #7

    I go in for my seventh Spinraza injection tomorrow. Like I’ve said before, it’s just kind of become another part of my routine […]

  • Risdiplam Shows Potential in Babies and Adults with SMA

    Risdiplam, an investigational oral therapy, shows higher SMN protein levels in both pediatric and adult SMA patients, according to an […]

  • Preparing for Injection Days

    In Michael Morale’s personal YouTube channel smajourney51, he did a video this week about preparing for injection days. He does […]