Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, is a genetic disorder where nerve cells in the spinal cord die prematurely, and this causes the muscles that would normally be controlled by those nerves to atrophy, or wither away, which causes weakness. When the brain wants a muscle to contract, it sends a… Continue Reading Spinal muscular atrophy – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

This selection of stretches is offered as a guide only. They should not replace the program and advice given by the child’s primary therapist. Contractures develop because not all muscles around a joint will weaken at the same time. As a result of this, boys will develop compensatory postures and… Continue Reading Stretches for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy