SMA Webinar Series Number 12: The Benefits of Intensive Therapy

This event was held Monday 23 May 2022.

This presentation discussed the topic of intensive therapy relating to children with a diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

Three physiotherapists from NAPA Centre Sydney presented this session; Georgia Dwyer, Joseph O’Brien and Jasmin Grey. NAPA Centre is a leading clinic in delivering the Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT) to children of all ages and motor abilities.

Presenters highlighted what the Intensive Model of Therapy is, what the benefits intensive therapy offers to children with motor delays and how this model can be beneficial to children with SMA.

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Presenters explored how various therapeutic tools and techniques can be used to address a child’s impairments when working towards a targeted goal, as well as how these methods can be utilised to accommodate for the earlier onset of fatigue commonly seen in children with SMA.

Presenters address the importance of a hollistic care approach across multiple disciplines within intensive therapy and how this aids children progress towards maximising their functional potential when entering school and community environments.

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