For physiotherapists

This page will be developed over time, but to give you some guidance initially, here are two essential documents.

Main Areas for Physiotherapy – Sept 2013

Patients Guide to Exercise and Stretching

Adult physiotherapy e-learning module

Muscular Dystrophy UK has come together with the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, at Kingston University & St George’s University of London, and the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCLH to develop a new online eLearning module on neuromuscular conditions for physiotherapists.

The purpose of the module is to provide helpful information for community or neuro-physiotherapists to build a foundation of knowledge and skills around the management of muscle-wasting conditions in adults.


The module focuses on 11 short topics that develop critical understanding of the management of muscle-wasting conditions. The topic areas, which include four core topics and seven optional topics, are:

  • overview of neuromuscular conditions (core topic)
  • pathology and presentation of neuromuscular conditions (core topic)
  • assessment and outcome measures (core topic)
  • exercise (core topic)
  • orthotic management
  • respiratory management
  • transition
  • contracture management
  • postural management
  • wheelchairs and mobility
  • fatigue


The module allows you to decide which topics you wish to complete. If you complete the core topics plus two optional topics, you will be able to request a certificate for your CPD file.

Accessing the module

You can sign up and take the physiotherapy e-learning module for free via this link.

Many thanks to Muscular Dystrophy UK for allowing us to share their information.  The module was written in conjunction with our Physiotherapy Adviser, Dr Gita Ramdharry, and therefore, there is a lot of information relevant to people with CMT.

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Last Updated: Monday 17th December, 2018