Physiotherapist-recommended stretches for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Because Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) causes the muscles in the body to become weak and damaged, maintaining muscle strength and function is a key part of care.

Stretching out the muscles and keeping joints as functional as possible helps to prevent the loss of flexibility that comes with DMD.

To learn about the different stretches your physiotherapist may have recommended to be done at home, watch the videos below.

Calf stretch

Hip flexor stretch

Knee and hamstring stretch

Wrist and hand stretch

Standing wedge stretch

Wrist, elbow and hand stretch

IT band stretch

These videos are provided as examples only and are not intended to replace any advice given by your healthcare professional.
The stretches demonstrated in the videos should only be carried out if deemed suitable by your healthcare professional.

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