Exercise for the Myotonic Dystrophy Community

Presented during Myotonic's Friday Afternoon Webinar Series.

Understanding the importance of exercise is vital for myotonic dystrophy care. Two physical therapists, Dr. Katy Eichinger and Dr. Tina Duong, will present information on the benefits of exercise can have on DM, recommendations on aerobic activity, types of exercise, monitoring exercise, exercise strategies and finding motivation.

About the Presenters:
Katy Eichinger, PT, PhD, DPT, NCS
Dr. Eichinger is a physical therapist and assistant professor at the University of Rochester, where she is involved in the clinical care of individuals with adult and pediatric neuromuscular conditions. She is involved in natural history studies and clinical trials involving patients with myotonic dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.

Tina Duong, PT, PhD
Stanford University
Dr. Duong is a research physical therapist at Stanford with over 10 years of clinical experience in neuromuscular and pediatric research. She is instrumental in optimizing clinical endpoints for study design and assessments through the CINRG network and research in exercise regiments in mouse models of muscular dystrophy. She continues to work on outcomes development with neuromuscular diseases and pursues her work on the benefits of rehabilitation and exercise as conjunctive therapies.