The author’s weight loss surgery led her to start an exercise program that provided her with more muscle tone — and a lot of fun
To exercise or not to exercise? I can almost hear the people reading this article screaming, “NOT!” Truthfully, until about a year ago, I would have been screaming NOT the loudest, the longest and with absolutely no hesitation.
Author Danise Armstrong riding her tricycle.
Living with CMT
Researchers invite men with Becker MD (ages 15-50) who meet study criteria to participate in a trial to determine whether tadalafil can improve exercise tolerance
Update (May 7, 2014): This trial is now closed to new participants.======================================================================================
A new trial of tadalafil (Cialis), a drug that dilates blood vessels, is now under way at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for men with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) who meet study criteria.
Neurologist Katherine Mathews discusses exercise in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
Neurologist Katherine Mathews
Katherine Mathews is a neurologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, where she co-directs the MDA clinic. She recently discussed exercise in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) with MDA medical and science editor Margaret Wahl.
'Best practices' for treating various neuromuscular diseases are described in this third and final report on MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference
Several experts presented their views of "best practices" for care of people with neuromuscular disorders at MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference, held in Las Vegas March 4-7.
Many questions remain about optimal care in these disorders, but it's clear that attention to heart and respiratory function are of paramount importance.
This article looks at:
The U.S. Power Soccer Team went head to head with the best in the world last fall and came away champions of the 2011 FIPFA World Cup. It’s the second win for Team USA, which previously won the 2007 Cup in Japan.
Returning as undefeated champions, expectations were high for the U.S. players.
Bill Beall and Gail Ableman, who each have Friedreich's ataxia, live independently thanks to 'the kind of love that can overcome challenges'
Sharing a life together in Spokane, Wash., Bill Beall Jr. and Gail Ableman — who each use power wheelchairs due to Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) — spend much of their time working out to maintain their independence.
MDA’s Quest magazine and a love of exercise brought them together — and their love of each other makes possible their continued independence.
Participants will be randomly assigned to a strength or stretching exercise program, and undergo multiple evaluations
Update June 19, 2013: This study is nearing completion. However, enrollment is still open and additional participants are needed.