Muscular Dystrophy Treatments

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy, but certain treatments can help manage symptoms, prevent deformities and improve quality of life.

  • Physical therapy to strengthen muscles and help prevent atrophy
  • Medications, including those available through clinical trials
  • Positioning aids to assist with sitting and standing
  • Braces and splints to support weak muscles
  • Nutritional counseling for weight management
  • Psychological counseling to help patients and families cope with physical changes
  • Surgery to correct scoliosis or maintain the ability to sit or stand