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Strength and Conditioning for Persons With Muscular Dystrophy

Toedebusch Brian MA; LaFontaine, Tom PhD, ACSM RCEP, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2005
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Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a muscular-skeletal disease that may severally limit a person's functional capabilities. The use of conditioning exercise in persons with MD may delay the loss of muscle function. In particular, resistance training could have extremely favorable advantages for individuals with MD.

Brian Toedebusch is currently employed as an exercise tech leader at Boone Hospital Center—WELLAWARE in Columbia, Missouri.

© 2005 National Strength and Conditioning Association