Tag Archives: physical therapist

  1. Physical Therapist Haydee Bustos is a Pillar of Strength in the Duchenne Community

    Posted on February 22, 20174:12 pm

      Haydee Bustos has a passion for helping kids, and through her experience as a physical therapist, she discovered an even deeper desire to help kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A fatal genetic disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy causes muscle deterioration leaving patients, mostly boys, wheelchair bound by their mid-teens and claims their lives by their Read more »

  2. Spotlight on Jerry Hsu, PT, CureDuchenne Cares Certified Physical Therapist

    Posted on October 12, 20164:28 pm

      A physical therapist is required to take on multiple roles while caring for their patients, and this is especially true when treating a complex condition such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  It is these multiple roles and complicated diseases that keep Jerry Hsu, an Orange County, California-based physical therapist, excited about his job every day. Read more »

  3. Transfer Techniques to Protect Duchenne Patients and Caregivers

    Posted on November 3, 20156:13 pm

      Moving someone who has Duchenne from one location to another is no easy task, especially when considering patient and caregiver safety. Physical therapist,  owner at Duchenne Therapy Network and CureDuchenne Cares program director, Jennifer Wallace approaches this topic in her recent blog video highlighting the importance of using proper techniques when performing transfers. Transfers Read more »

  4. Expanding and Improving Duchenne Standard of Care

    Posted on September 23, 20154:01 pm

      As a mom of a son with Duchenne, I understand the importance of physical therapy in this disease.  Early after Hawken’s diagnosis, we were referred to a physical therapy facility that knew very little about the nuances of physical therapy for Duchenne.  The PT’s in that state supported clinic actually used strength building exercises Read more »