They advise on exercise and stretching to maintain mobility and comfort. They also advise on handling techniques, posture and breathing exercises.
Physios usually work in a hospital or community setting. Some neuromuscular clinics have dedicated physiotherapists. You can get a referral through your GP or hospital.
Specialist physiotherapy is vital for people with muscle-wasting conditions and can be key in helping prevent unplanned hospital admissions.
Information for physiotherapists
Join our physiotherapists network to access to peer support from other physiotherapists working with individuals and families living with muscle-wasting conditions. Find out online about our physiotherapists network, our community physiotherapy working group and the wealth of resources that can help with your work. Or contact our Info team firstname.lastname@example.org.