Stretching out the muscles and keeping joints as functional as possible helps to prevent the loss of flexibility that comes with DMD.1
Your physiotherapist may have recommended different stretches for you and your child to do at home. Watch the videos tutorials below to help guide you through some of the most common stretches used to manage DMD.
Stretch aimed at reducing tightness in the wrist.
Stretch aimed at reducing tightness in the calf.
Stretch aimed at reducing tightness in the back of the legs.
Stretch aimed at reducing tightness in the front of the thighs.
Stretch aimed at increasing flexibility in the wrist, elbow, and hand.
Stretch aimed at reducing tightness in the back of the thighs.
Stretch aimed at reducing tightness in the outer thighs.
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- Birnkrant DJ, et al. Lancet Neurol. 2018;17:251–267 [Part 1].
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