Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are experienced in providing a complete range of physiotherapy services.

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  • Therapy for general injuries
  • Therapy for sports injuries
  • Speedy recovery after surgery

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are experienced in providing a complete range of physiotherapy services.

Fill up the form to know more about our physiotherapy services for duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  • Therapy for general injuries
  • Therapy for sports injuries
  • Speedy recovery after surgery

physiotherapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Introduction of DMD or Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

 

Duchenne muscular dystrophy or DMD is a genetic disease characterized by weakness and progressive muscle degeneration. It is but one of nine kinds of muscular dystrophy. 

 

An absence of the protein dystrophin, that helps maintain muscle tissues from damage, causes DMD.  The onset of symptom is between ages 3 and 5, usually in childhood and boys are primarily impacted, but in rare instances, it may affect girls. 

Signs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy or DMD are often found in boys between 1 to 6 years old.  There is a steady reduction in muscle strength between the ages of 6 to 11 years.  By age 10 may, braces maybe required for walking and by the age of 13, boys with DMD end up in a wheelchair. 

 

The signs and symptoms include

 

  • Taking longer in learning to sit or walk own, which will be known as motor development. The average age of boys impacted with DMD to start walking is 18 months. 
  • Possessing a waddling kind of gait and having difficulty climbing stairs or running.
  • Massive difficulty inability to get off the floor. Showing signs of Gowers’ sign, which is a medical condition indicating weakness of the proximal muscles, esp. those of the legs. The sign describes a patient who has to use hands and arms to “walk” up their own body from a squatting position due to lack of muscle strength in the hip and thigh muscles.
  • Enlarged calf muscles because of the calf muscle tissues being replaced by fat and connective tissue – called pseudohypertrophy. This might also result in calf pain.
  • Muscle fatigue affecting the buttocks, pelvic region muscles, shoulders and thighs, and the voluntary skeletal muscles in the torso, legs, and back.
  • Tight or stiff joints also called contractures may grow as muscular loss progresses. If not treated timely, these can become acute, causing distress and limiting versatility and mobility. Contractures can affect hips, the knees, feet, wrists, elbows, and palms. 
  • Scoliosis can develop within a few years of wheelchair usage.
  • Left untreated, heart and respiratory muscles are affected.
  • Breathing problems because of the weakness of the other and the diaphragm organs around the lungs. Breathing issues can rise and might also become life-threatening. 
  • Enlargement of the center cardiomyopathy that prevents the heart from pumping blood effectively and becomes more life-threatening oftentimes.
  • Learning and memory problems cognitive impairment may happen sometimes, but don’t worsen as DMD progresses.
  • Communication may be difficult for some.

Social behaviors as well as the capacity to read cues may be affected.

There was not much understanding of the underlying cause till, in 1986, investigators discovered a gene on the X chromosome that, when faulty mutated, causes both Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. 

 

Genes comprise recipes, or codes, such as proteins, which can be significant elements in all forms of life.  In 1987, the protein was identified and was termed as dystrophin. 

 

DMD happens because the mutated gene fails to produce any functional dystrophin.  People with Becker MD genetic mutations that help create dystrophin, which is partially operational and shields their muscles from degenerating as poorly or as fast as in DMD has some respite due to the Becker MD Genetic mutation.

 

Deficiency of dystrophin in early youth causes muscle weakness and damage.  The dystrophin protein transports the force of muscular contraction in the interior of the muscle cell’s exterior into the cell membrane.  The dystrophin protein is quite long and it connects the periphery and the middle of the muscle. One end is for connecting to the muscle inside, technical and the opposite end is for connecting to many different proteins in the cell membrane. The long middle section, also called the rod domain, is taken up by a collection of repeating units, known as spectrin repeats.

 

The spectrin units during this protein play a significant part. Studies have indicated that the number of spectrin repeats is not the most crucial, but it is the actual role of the protein. Many cases of DMD are brought on by mutations in the gene which encodes this section’s component. Once the mutation starts, the production of the protein ceases.

The absence of dystrophin sets in motion a cascade of deleterious results where fibrous tissue starts to form in the muscle and the immune system raises the inflammation of the body. Dystrophin provides the scaffold for carrying molecules that are numerous set up close to the cell membrane. Those molecules are displaced by the decline of dystrophin. 

    

Physical therapists assist children with duchenne muscular dystrophy physiotherapy by helping them manage the complications of the development of this disorder, such as contractures and muscular weakness. Each child with muscular dystrophy has the kind of dystrophy special needs according to age, along with the development of symptoms. Therapists work with health care professionals and their families, in addition to with children, to create treatment strategies to help kids reach their whole potential. 

 

The therapist is a significant partner in fitness and healthcare for anybody diagnosed with muscular

dystrophy.  Duchenne muscular dystrophy physiotherapy should begin as soon as possible after diagnosis and before muscle or joint tightness has grown. Physical therapists promote freedom and movement for function during the phases of life and operate with every child to maintain muscles powerful and flexible as you can, help prevent or decrease deformities and contractures, and identify muscular fatigue. Each treatment program is intended to satisfy the child’s needs utilizing a family-centered strategy.  The therapist can collaborate to ascertain the very best aids, braces, or wheelchair for every single impacted child if devices are necessary. 

 

Therapists understand the significance of physiotherapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy during the entire life span of addressing your child’s needs. 

Based on the type of need, it requires quite a few weeks or even months for you to recover. You are helped by our physiotherapist with exercises which stimulates tissues and the cells that have been injured for aiding recovery.

 

The physiotherapists help with stretching exercises and offer recovery programs in accordance with the kind of injury, in order to facilitate recovery. She will also guide you in educating you to take care of yourself.

 

Therefore, if you are looking for an excellent physiotherapist, or a good nurse, simply reach out to Care24’s world-class physiotherapy treatment in your home’s comfort.

    

Introduction of DMD or Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

 

Duchenne muscular dystrophy or DMD is a genetic disease characterized by weakness and progressive muscle degeneration. It is but one of nine kinds of muscular dystrophy. 

 

An absence of the protein dystrophin, that helps maintain muscle tissues from damage, causes DMD.  The onset of symptom is between ages 3 and 5, usually in childhood and boys are primarily impacted, but in rare instances, it may affect girls. 

    

Signs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy or DMD are often found in boys between 1 to 6 years old.  There is a steady reduction in muscle strength between the ages of 6 to 11 years.  By age 10 may, braces maybe required for walking and by the age of 13, boys with DMD end up in a wheelchair. 

 

The signs and symptoms include

  • Taking longer in learning to sit or walk own, which will be known as motor development. The average age of boys impacted with DMD to start walking is 18 months. 
  • Possessing a waddling kind of gait and having difficulty climbing stairs or running.
  • Massive difficulty inability to get off the floor. Showing signs of Gowers’ sign, which is a medical condition indicating weakness of the proximal muscles, esp. those of the legs. The sign describes a patient who has to use hands and arms to “walk” up their own body from a squatting position due to lack of muscle strength in the hip and thigh muscles.
  • Enlarged calf muscles because of the calf muscle tissues being replaced by fat and connective tissue – called pseudohypertrophy. This might also result in calf pain.
  • Muscle fatigue affecting the buttocks, pelvic region muscles, shoulders and thighs, and the voluntary skeletal muscles in the torso, legs, and back.
  • Tight or stiff joints also called contractures may grow as muscular loss progresses. If not treated timely, these can become acute, causing distress and limiting versatility and mobility. Contractures can affect hips, the knees, feet, wrists, elbows, and palms. 
  • Scoliosis can develop within a few years of wheelchair usage.
  • Left untreated, heart and respiratory muscles are affected.
  • Breathing problems because of the weakness of the other and the diaphragm organs around the lungs. Breathing issues can rise and might also become life-threatening. 
  • Enlargement of the center cardiomyopathy that prevents the heart from pumping blood effectively and becomes more life-threatening oftentimes.
  • Learning and memory problems cognitive impairment may happen sometimes, but don’t worsen as DMD progresses.
  • Communication may be difficult for some.
  • Social behaviors as well as the capacity to read cues may be affected.

There was not much understanding of the underlying cause till, in 1986, investigators discovered a gene on the X chromosome that, when faulty mutated, causes both Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. 

 

Genes comprise recipes, or codes, such as proteins, which can be significant elements in all forms of life.  In 1987, the protein was identified and was termed as dystrophin. 

 

DMD happens because the mutated gene fails to produce any functional dystrophin.  People with Becker MD genetic mutations that help create dystrophin, which is partially operational and shields their muscles from degenerating as poorly or as fast as in DMD has some respite due to the Becker MD Genetic mutation.

 

Deficiency of dystrophin in early youth causes muscle weakness and damage.  The dystrophin protein transports the force of muscular contraction in the interior of the muscle cell’s exterior into the cell membrane.  The dystrophin protein is quite long and it connects the periphery and the middle of the muscle. One end is for connecting to the muscle inside, technical and the opposite end is for connecting to many different proteins in the cell membrane. The long middle section, also called the rod domain, is taken up by a collection of repeating units, known as spectrin repeats.

 

The spectrin units during this protein play a significant part. Studies have indicated that the number of spectrin repeats is not the most crucial, but it is the actual role of the protein. Many cases of DMD are brought on by mutations in the gene which encodes this section’s component. Once the mutation starts, the production of the protein ceases.

 

The absence of dystrophin sets in motion a cascade of deleterious results where fibrous tissue starts to form in the muscle and the immune system raises the inflammation of the body. Dystrophin provides the scaffold for carrying molecules that are numerous set up close to the cell membrane. Those molecules are displaced by the decline of dystrophin. 

Physical therapists assist children with duchenne muscular dystrophy physiotherapy by helping them manage the complications of the development of this disorder, such as contractures and muscular weakness. Each child with muscular dystrophy has the kind of dystrophy special needs according to age, along with the development of symptoms. Therapists work with health care professionals and their families, in addition to with children, to create treatment strategies to help kids reach their whole potential. 

 

The therapist is a significant partner in fitness and healthcare for anybody diagnosed with muscular

dystrophy.  Duchenne muscular dystrophy physiotherapy should begin as soon as possible after diagnosis and before muscle or joint tightness has grown. Physical therapists promote freedom and movement for function during the phases of life and operate with every child to maintain muscles powerful and flexible as you can, help prevent or decrease deformities and contractures, and identify muscular fatigue. Each treatment program is intended to satisfy the child’s needs utilizing a family-centered strategy.  The therapist can collaborate to ascertain the very best aids, braces, or wheelchair for every single impacted child if devices are necessary. 

 

Therapists understand the significance of physiotherapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy during the entire life span of addressing your child’s needs. 

Based on the type of need, it requires quite a few weeks or even months for you to recover. You are helped by our physiotherapist with exercises which stimulates tissues and the cells that have been injured for aiding recovery.

 

The physiotherapists help with stretching exercises and offer recovery programs in accordance with the kind of injury, in order to facilitate recovery. She will also guide you in educating you to take care of yourself.

 

Therefore, if you are looking for an excellent physiotherapist, or a good nurse, simply reach out to Care24’s world-class physiotherapy treatment in your home’s comfort.

    

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  • review rating 1  Most horrible services. Please do not ask for help from these people, they will talk sweet and then at the last moment there will be no shows from the caretaker. I had to go through this not once but twice the caretaker did not turn up. Request you all to not depend on these people as we are leaving our homes and letting them into our lives, the least they can do is inform and provide a replacement, but neither of it happened and they expect me to pay registration fees of RS,1000

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  • review rating 5  The physiotherapist came to my home was very helpful and knowledgeable. She properly gave me the detailed information about my injury. Also the first assessment is free of cost.

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  • review rating 1  Horrible, unprofessional service! Advance paid.The caregiver did not show up. When complained to customer care, they said they will find a replacement and call back. No call back, no replacement. They shut for the day and the customer is felt in a lurch. Extremely disappointing. Will never avail this service again and will spread the word too.

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  • review rating 2  Needed an attendant for a week for post-surgical assistance (ward boy type work). The person allocated was punctual, polite, and generally did the job well. Quite happy with the services provided. Edit: The payment management is quite bad. If you choose to make cash payments for the service (physiotherapist in my case), the payment does not sync with the agency and they keep sending messages and emails along you to pay up. They follow up with calls on Sunday afternoon 🤦🏻 Edit 2: No change. The company is continuously following up for the money I have already paid. Reducing the rating.

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  • When recovering from an illness or surgery, you look forward to returning to your own home and recuperating in an environment where you are comfortable, relaxed and safe. This is made possible with our in-home nursing services.
  • Care needs of those who are advanced in age and are unable to take care of themselves can be an overwhelming task for the rest of the family members. This often leads to the thought that a nursing home/care home is the only practical option left.
  • Complex care needs might make one want to consider moving to a nursing home to recover under the watch of trained professionals. Our in-home nursing services can help you recover in the comfort of your own home.
    Our in-home nursing services will help smoothen-out the transition from Hospital to Home
  • Recovery in familiar surroundings, surrounded by family, is proven to be quicker
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  • Home care nursing helps those advanced in age too; for them home is where all their memories are, where their children and grand-children live. It is the place they feel needed and loved.
    With our home care nursing services, you can provide the best care for your loved one in the family home, without making any extra demands of your family members.

Care24’s trained nurses provide high quality home care nursing services for hospital like care at home. Whether you are looking for simple support in doing everyday tasks when recovering or need complex care that can be daunting for family members to undertake. Our nurses are highly trained medical professionals capable of providing hospital-like care in the comfort of your own home.

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

  • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
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  • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
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  • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
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You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

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Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.