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SMA Patients May Have Difficulties Laying on Their Stomachs

SMA Patients May Have Difficulties Laying on Their Stomachs

When patients are limited in their range of motion, this can lead to an inability to tolerate certain positions. For example, Michael, who has been diagnosed from an early age with SMA, is severely lacking hip and knee extension, making it hard for him to assume a...

The Dangers of Pressure Ulcers For SMA Patients

The Dangers of Pressure Ulcers For SMA Patients

People with SMA spend most of their time sitting in a wheelchair. Because of this, they are at an increased risk of developing pressure ulcers. This is due to the increased time spent with weight-bearing through a specific area, usually, a bony prominence, such as the...

The Dangers of Pressure Ulcers For SMA Patients

Percussion Therapy For SMA Patients

In 1980, when Michael was 15 years old, he underwent scoliosis surgery at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. During his preop preparation, his parents performed percussion therapy on his back to keep excess fluid and mucus from building up in his lungs. They did this...

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  • Foot Problems
    by DeAnn R on January 7, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    For someone who never uses their feet, mine sure can be bothersome.  I know sensitive feet can be an issue for many of us.  When I was a […]

  • Shoutout to Kinova Robotics
    by Kevin Schaefer on September 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    As I’ve written about multiple times in the past, I received a JACO robotic arm several years ago through the company Kinova Robotics […]

  • Cellphone Holders
    by DeAnn R on September 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve been eyeing these cellphone holders for a while now: […]

  • JACO Is a Life Changer
    by Ryan Berhar on August 31, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I acquired my JACO robotic arm two days ago, and it has changed my life already. I can get drinks for myself, and even make coffee. I can […]