Open Accessibility Menu

Muscular Dystrophy

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Washington Township Medical Foundation

A doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is also known as a physiatrist. Patients experiencing muscular dystrophy may benefit from receiving care from a physiatrist. Muscular dystrophy is a term used to describe a group of genetic conditions that may lead, over time, to weakness and loss of muscle mass. A physiatrist, who helps patients who are experiencing muscle and nerve conditions, may be able to help you restore functionality and mobility.

Your physiatrist may, for example, recommend exercises designed to target your muscles and to accomplish the following goals:

  • Increased strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced muscle atrophy

Developing a Personalized Treatment Approach with Your Physiatrist

Developing a proper exercise plan with your physiatrist may be one of the most beneficial ways to combat the effects of this condition. Your physiatrist will be able to recommend additional aspects of your treatment plan, which may include medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more. At Washington Township Medical Foundation, our focus is on the quality of life and maximized mobility of patients with muscular dystrophy and other conditions. Learn more about the services our physiatry department offers.

Related Physicians
Related Locations
  • Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
    38690 Stivers St.
    Fremont, CA 94536
    (510) 248-1040
    More Information