Attend a free CureDuchenne Cares event in 2018!*
Interested in attending a CureDuchenne Cares Workshop in 2018?
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Parents, Family Members and Caregivers
These free sessions cover information on the best standard of care for Duchenne management as well as updates on Duchenne research and clinical trials. Topics include:
Stretching instruction and routines
Equipment demos and education
Activity and school modifications
Q&A with Duchenne experts
Updates on research and clinical trials
See when the next family and caregiver workshops are scheduled.
The Cares Family Summit is an extended education and social event for families who have loved ones with Duchenne. There is a lot that goes into caring for a loved one with Duchenne, and this day strives to address many of these management areas, including proper respiratory care, cardiology, behavior issues, social issues, etc. A full day, this free event also provides ample opportunities for families to connect with other families going through similar challenges.
Physical Therapist and Professionals Course
This full-day, continuing education course is ideal for physical therapists, occupational therapists, adapted physical educators, speech and language pathologists, educators, physicians and nursing professionals. Pre-approval for PT/PTAs is sought for each location. All other healthcare fields may seek individual approval on their own with their own associations.
Physical therapy continues to be one of the primary treatment options for those with Duchenne. It is vital that physical therapists have a thorough understanding of the disease and deliver appropriate treatments based on the current evidence. Inadequate understanding of the disease can lead to muscle injury of patients who are already at risk for severe muscles degeneration.
Therapy treatment, orthopedic management, activity modification and equipment selection are covered. Participants will be able to:
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Duchenne
Identify the typical progression of the disease
Select appropriate physical therapy treatment options
Develop thorough care plans for clients and families
Make appropriate and timely referrals to other healthcare providers
Understand current research strategies and upcoming treatments
See when the next continuing education courses are scheduled.