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Case Report

Year: 2019 | Month: January-March | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 310-314

Use of Therapeutic Exercises in Type II Spinal Muscle Atrophy: A Case Report

Dr. Sneha Buttepatil1, Dr. Nilashri Naik2

1MPT in Pediatric Physiotherapy, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Loni, Ahemadnagar.
2Assistant Professor, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy Loni, Ahemadnagar.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Sneha Buttepatil


Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by degeneration of alpha motor neurons. This case report describes use of therapeutic exercise rehabilitation program with type II SMA. Motor skills were examined using the Goss Motor Functional Measures (GMFM)-88, Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale (HFMS) and Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) which are reliable. The child received Physical Therapy rehabilitation program on regular basis for 40-min sessions for 18 months. The intervention included various therapeutic exercises and it was designed to improve gross motor skills and age appropriate functional mobility. Improvement was seen in total score of total score of GMFM-88, HFMS and MMT by intervention given in this study. The outcomes of this case report demonstrated that, the successful improvement of gross motor functions and strength in muscles in 3-year-old child with type II SMA.

Keywords: SMA, Therapeutic exercises, GMFM-88, HFMS, MMT.

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