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People with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease have a greater risk of falls and subsequent fractures due to lower extremity stiffness, muscle wasting, and balance impairments. Positive pressure treadmill systems, such as the AlterG®, are commonly utilized for orthopedic patients, as they allow for early mobility with decreased symptoms. Minimal research exists that has investigated use of the AlterG® in patients with lower extremity fractures and CMT. The purpose of this case report was to investigate a comprehensive physical therapy program including the use of the AlterG® treadmill for a patient with multiple lower extremity fractures and CMT disease.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Whitsitt, Mark and Buchanan, Kirsten, "A Comprehensive PT Program Utilizing An AlterG Treadmill For A Patient With Lower Extremity Fractures And Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: A Case Report" (2017). Case Report Posters. Poster 130.