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FSHD Society’s Feeling Fit With FSHD: Postural Changes
February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Feeling Fit With FSHD: Postural Changes
February 9, 2023
Join physiotherapist Ulrike Uta of the Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre (MD Support Centre) in Coventry, UK, for today’s session. Postural changes in FSHD are expected and are caused by muscle weakness and compensatory mechanisms of our body to stay up against gravity and to complete tasks. These postural changes can lead to soft tissue tightness or shortness, which then cause additional problems, such as discomfort or pain, cramps, headaches, shoulder, neck or back problems or just making movements more difficult.
In this session, we are going to explore movements of the spine, shoulder girdle, arms and legs to identify changes and work on optimising movement patterns.
Feeling Fit is for people living with FSHD who are interested in exercise and fitness, we meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 12:00 pm (noon) U.S. Eastern Time. Come dressed for exercise and have on hand any safety and assistive devices you need. Not every exercise is appropriate or safe for every individual, so please use your best judgement and consult your health care provider.
Please come prepared with a stable chair or stool (back of chair is optional). You can also choose to bring light weights ranging from 1lb to 5lb.