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How does physical therapy treat distal muscular dystrophy?

Physical and occupational therapies are the most common way of treating distal muscular dystrophy. Physical therapy involves a trained specialist helping you perform certain exercises that increase mobility and strengthen muscles in your arms and legs. These exercises may help improve mobility for people with lower leg weakness. Occupational therapy also involves a specialist assisting in exercises, but the emphasis is on specific activities that will help you in daily life.

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