Muscular Dystrophy P2

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  • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Symptoms
      • Frequent falls
      • Difficulty rising from a lying or sitting position
      • Trouble running and jumping
      • Waddling gait
      • Walking on the toes
      • Walking on the toes
      • Large calf muscles
      • Muscle pain and stiffness
      • Learning disabilities
      • Trouble swallowing
      • Heart problems
    • Identified needs
      • Accessing physio and  occupational therapies
      • Adapting care plans to ensure holistic care is given
      • Referrals to support groups
      • Ensuring that exercises and techniques are being practiced to help with mobility
      • Assistance attending low-impact aerobic exercise classes or sessions
      • Administering medications/ injections
      • Assistance with day to day tasks
      • Assisting with personal care
      • Close monitoring of the condition
    • Adjustments
      • Assistive technology for communication purposes
      • Providing an advocate to express preferences and interests into care plans
      • Attending occupational therapy meetings to ensure that ramps, and other mobility aids can be given to the service user
      • Ensuring that carers knowledge is up to date o muscular dystrophy
      • Tools to assist with personal care - bath lift etc
      • Providing opportunities to promote independence
      • Assistance with mobility around schools for children with muscular dystrophy
      • Providing a social worker to help assist them with their finances and accessing government benefits
      • Knowledge of disability friends spaces an settings
      • Providing emotional support for them
        • Talking therapies could be included


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