There is good evidence that exercise can help slow and even reverse the loss of function caused by FSHD. Exercise is also essential for your overall fitness and health. While exercise probably does not reverse the disease process itself, it helps strengthen muscles that are still healthy. A physical or occupational therapist can guide you in figuring out targeted exercises, stretches, etc. to support the healthy muscles and develop ways of moving and carrying out daily functions that avoid causing muscle strain and pain. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, however. It takes research, persistence, and creativity to find a regimen that works for you and your body. Our downloadable brochure Physical Therapy and Exercise for FSHD was written by leading experts to help you and your physical therapist work as a team.
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Physical therapy and exercise blog posts
Music Therapy and Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
The Los Angeles FSHD Connects group will be meeting on Saturday, February 13.FSH muscular dystrophy can weaken muscles involved with breathing, so we invited Chris Anderson, a music therapist who uses… Read More »
Ask the physical therapist
Live Facebook Q&A session Friday, November 13 10:30-11:00 AM Pacific Time Mark you calendar for this real-time Q&A session with Julie Hershberg PT, DPT, NCS. She will be on the… Read More »
FSHD Connect conference slides are here!
Here are the slide decks from the 2014 FSHD Connect conference. We are still missing a few and are working to complete the collection. Alexandra Belayew: Several ways to go… Read More »
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