Aspects Concerning Physical Therapy’s Role in Helping the Patient Suffering From Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Recover
Keywords:Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, physiotherapy, rehabilitation
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a heterogenous group of genetic disorders, presenting the phenotype of a chronic progressive neuropathy affecting both the motor nerves, and the
sensitive ones. The disease generally develops before the age of 20 years in the lower limbs. The evolution is chronic and progresses slowly. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is one of most commonly inherited neurological disorders, affecting about one in 2,500 people in the United States and 2,8 million people around the world. The present paper intends to be a contribution to improving kinetic treatment programme for Charcot-Marie-Tooth during adolescence. For the research purposes we have monitored an adolescent male patient who benefited from a customized kinetic treatment for six months. The analysis of our recorded data highlighted the progress made (increased joint mobility, improvement of dynamic balance, pain reduction, improvement of foot aesthetics, as well as increase of the quality of life).