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The Benefits of Stretching - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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30 July 2018

Regular stretching is of enormous benefit for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It is recommended that a stretching routine is put in place as early as possible, and that it is done daily or at least 4 to 6 times a week - particularly of the tendons, the achilles, hamstring and ileo-tibial bands. Stretching can delay contractures. This is when muscles around the joints such as the ankles, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, and fingers shorten and become fixed. 

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