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Early Therapeutic intervention for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy in Late Adolescence – A Case Report

Authors: Shefali Gambhir, Narkeesh Arumugam and Kanimozhi D

Int J Med Res Health Sci.182-186 | pdf PDF Full Text

This paper reports the benefits of strength & endurance training based programme in the early rehabilitation of
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) patient. LGMD is an autosomal X-linked disorder, mainly involve
shoulder & pelvic muscles with variable rate of progression occur in first & second decade of life. An intervention
of 30 days ( 5 days per week for 6 weeks) was given to the patient & prognosis was observed on various outcome
variables like Muscular dystrophy Functional Rating Scale (MDFRS), Berg Balance Sclae (BBS) & Brroke &
Vignos Scale before & after the intervention. Considerable improvement was seen by applying both theory of
strength & endurance training in patient with LGMD.

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