CureDuchenne and the Duchenne Therapy Network are pleased to provide a video and educational information on the swimming activities for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The pool is great for those with Duchenne. It provides many benefits including:
• buoyancy to reduce the stress on muscles and joints
• mild resistance for low grade muscle work
• respiratory exercise to maintain or increase capacity and breath control
• a great place for social interaction with others
This video demonstrates some of the therapeutic swimming programs for those with Duchenne. Learn more pool activities.