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Using Cupping During Physical Therapy For Patients With SMA

Using Cupping During Physical Therapy For Patients With SMA

Recently, Michael, our patient with SMA, has exhibited some increased tenderness and reduced tissue mobility to his calf muscles bilaterally. This is no surprise since he doesn’t wear footrests and is constantly in a plantarflexed, or toe-down position. In this...

Positive Updates Regarding Physical Therapy For SMA Patients

Positive Updates Regarding Physical Therapy For SMA Patients

As mentioned in our previous article, Michael, our patient with SMA, had been suffering from tailbone pain that was subsided by a modified stuck drawer technique to his sacrum. We had initially intended on performing this every other week, but since Michael has been...

Coccyx Mobilization for Increased Comfort

Coccyx Mobilization for Increased Comfort

Our bodies are not designed to sit all day long. We are designed to absorb shock through many different joints throughout the day, such as hips, knees, and ankles. When a patient is unable to use the lower half of their body and must sit all day, all that pressure...

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    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 neurologist. […]

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    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 at this […]

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    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 things […]