Physiotherapy approach in children with Duchenne Muscular dystrophy: Therapy Taping Method

  • Hardas K Chavda Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Science, Bhuj, Gujarat, India
  • Madhuben Hardas Chavd Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Department of Physiotherapy, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Science, Bhuj,Gujarat, India
Keywords: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Therapy Taping Method, Plasticity


Introduction: The Therapy  Taping  Method  (TTM)  uses  the  Therapy  Tex®  bandage,  recommending  the  use  of  the  bandage  for  as  much  time  as  possible  during   24   hours,   which   can   influence   motor  behavior    through    neurophysiological    effects,  providing external support over the body or to an entire segment.  Thus,    the    purpose    of    this    study    was    to investigate the influence of MTT in the execution  of motor functions in children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Materials & Methods:Patients with confirmed clinical diagnosis of DMD were included in the study. The confirmation was done by genetic testing and muscle biopsy. Patients were selected from the opd of the paediatric department of the medical college. A trained expert assesses the degree of motor function in the children with the help o MFM-20-P scale.

Results:The initial evaluation showed increased in the D1, D2 and D3 value in both the cases at the end of one month. The evaluation after 6 months showed the value increased in D1, D2 and D3 value and also increase in total score as compared to initial value and evaluation at end of one month

Discussion & Conclusion: we can encourage the possibility that the MTT in DMD enables an extension of the proper muscle condition, delaying the loss of ambulation evident at around 8-10 years of age, since in both cases there was an increase score in the dimension 1 (D1) and in total score. The overall posture balance was improved in both the children. Also there was reduction in pain after the application of bandage.


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Hardas K Chavda, & Madhuben Hardas Chavd. (2021). Physiotherapy approach in children with Duchenne Muscular dystrophy: Therapy Taping Method. Pediatric Review: International Journal of Pediatric Research, 8(5), 251-255. Retrieved from
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