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How does physical therapy treat congenital muscular dystrophy?

Physical and occupational therapies are some of the most common ways of treating congenital muscular dystrophy. Physical therapy involves a trained specialist helping your child perform certain exercises that increase mobility and strengthen muscles in the arms and legs. Occupational therapy also involves a specialist assisting in exercises, but the emphasis is on specific activities that will help your child in daily life.

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