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Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) is the most common progressive inherited neurological disease. Proteins in the myelin sheath of both motor and sensory nerves become damaged, resulting in muscle atrophy and reduced sensation. Patients experience difficulty with gait, balance, and independence with ADLs. The RUSK Modified Romberg Program (MRP) is a balance program used for patients with neurological pathologies. There is minimal research on the effectiveness of the RUSK MRP in patients with CMT. The purpose of this case report was to determine the effectiveness of the RUSK MRP in order to improve balance and reduce risk of falls in a patient with CMT.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Pena, Eduardo, "Application Of A Balance Training Program In A Patient With Charcot Marie Tooth Disease: A Case Report" (2015). Case Report Posters. Poster 57.