DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY – PHYSIOTHERAPY

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Our project is exploring the benefits of powered arm support devices (PASDs) in non-ambulatory young men with DMD, using the Ayura Actively Actuated Device and the JAECO WREX as our exemplars. The WREX is a basic mechanical arm support device; the Ayura is an Actively Actuated Device (AAD), which is new to the powered arm support field. PASDs are in great need of additional research to determine efficacy and suitability in populations with upper limb deficits. Although PADs increase confidence, dignity, the ability to engage in social situations, and independence, there is a significant need for standardization of evaluation methods, along with cost determination and quality of life.

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