Healthy Living

Living Life to the Fullest with Muscular Dystrophy

Leading Full Active Lives With MD

It can be difficult for a once very active individual with MD when the muscles start to fail them. Having a full life with the disease can be challenging, someone who was able to run five miles now has trouble walking a few feet without getting winded, but with adaptations they challenges can become benchmarks for success.

Because the disease affects the muscles this can sometimes be accompanied by secondary problems that involve the weakening of the joints in order to keep the muscles as strong and functioning for as long as possible, MD patients need to enlist the aid of physical and rehabilitation specialists who can create safe structured exercise programs that take into account their particular limitations and strengths.