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Why does physical therapy benefit muscular dystrophy patients?

My son has Duchenne's muscular dystrophy and his pediatrician suggested us to take him to a physical therapist, alongside taking his medications. How would physical therapy help him?

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Please check this out.
https://www.mda.org/quest/article/physical-therapy-flexibility-fitness-and-fun
PT helps to maintain joint range and mobility and also helps with functional mobility.
Physical therapy will help to delay the muscles atrophy and decrease the chance of building a fibrous tissue and muscle contracture, keep rang if motion ,also will help the blood circulation and the blood flow. Maintaining the function ability as long as possible. Including walking, transferring, bed mobility and ADLs