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Muscular Dystrophy: Part 1, Presentations of Most Common Types, Differential Diagnosis and PT Management

Course: #4706Level: Intermediate 3 Hours 1108 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Part 1 of a two-part course on Muscular Dystrophy, Motor Neuron Disease (ALS), and SMA. Presentation, differential diagnosis, and PT management of Muscular Dystrophy are the main focus of Part 1, which includes slides of various former clients with different phenotypes.

Course created on July 19, 2023

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/3.0; AL/3.0; AR/3.0; AZ/3.0; CA/3.0; CO/3.0; CT/3.0; DC/3.0; DE/3.0; FL/3.0; GA/3.0; HI/3.0; IA/3.0; IACET/0.3; ID/3.0; IL/3.0; IN/3.0; KS/3.0; LA/3.0; MA/3.0; ME/3.0; MI/3.0; MN/3.0; MO/3.0; MS/3.0; MT/3.0; NC/3.0; ND/3.0; NE/3.0; NH/3.0; NV/0.3; NY/3.0; OH/3.0; OK/3.0; OR/3.0; PA/3.0; RI/3.0; SC/3.0; SD/3.0; TN/3.0; TX/3.0; UT/3.0; VA/3.0; VT/3.0; WA/3.0; WI/3.0; WV/3.0; WY/3.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the clinical differential diagnosis of the common forms of muscular dystrophy (MD).
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to educate the client, family members, and other health professionals on the management of their MD disease for optimal safety and maintenance of function for ADL.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to develop a plan of care for the patient, which includes education for family members to assist in this plan of care.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define muscular dystrophies discussed in this course, including manifestations, prognosis, similarities, and differences.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to develop educational talking points to provide the patient and family with support and encouragement to prevent secondary complications.


0-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes
15-30 Minutes Overview of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy (MD), differential diagnosis, and how to use parental reports in this process
30-55 Minutes Visual and clinical presentations of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
55-120 Minutes Progression, the role of PT, the role of exercise
120-130 Minutes Questions over the first half
130-150 Minutes Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: Presentations, diagnosis, specific problems & physical therapy management
150-170 Minutes Limb girdle muscular dystrophy and Myotonic Dystrophy. Presentation, diagnosis, specific problems & management
170-180 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Gary Krasilovsky has received an honorarium for presenting this course.
Non-financial disclosures: Gary Krasilovsky has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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