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Reality of SMA and Physical Therapy

Reality of SMA and Physical Therapy

Before meeting Michael, my patient with SMA, I had a lack in knowledge of what SMA really was, and what kind of goals were realistic to set for him to meet. I had no idea what my expectations should be regarding his progress and how to meet those expectations. I was...

Benefits of Long Sitting Unsupported In a Patient With SMA

Benefits of Long Sitting Unsupported In a Patient With SMA

When working with a patient with SMA, you will most likely find that their sitting balance is not optimal while sitting unsupported, due to a lack of core strength. While every patient has different strengths and weaknesses, as well as abilities and disabilities, it...

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