DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY – PHYSIOTHERAPY

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In performing daily activities from a seated position, besides the upper extremities, the trunk plays a crucial role. For patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) it becomes more difficult over time to perform such activities independently due to muscle weakness. The aim of this study was to gain insight in trunk movement and back muscle activity in patients with DMD in different disease stages, when performing seated daily activities. This knowledge will be used for the development of a dynamic trunk supportive device for these patients.

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