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How does physical therapy treat limb-girdle muscular dystrophy?

Physical and occupational therapies are the most common way of treating limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Physical therapy involves a trained specialist helping you perform certain exercises that increase mobility and keep muscles and joints strong. These exercises also help increase range of motion of your joints. 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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