Practice brief for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Research News
Published: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:30pm

A Practice Brief focusing on foot care for people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) has been developed by Professor Josh Burns and the Centre of Research Excellence in Neuromuscular Disorders. The resource is especially designed for frontline allied health clinicians such as Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Orthotists and Pedorthists.

What does the Practice Brief provide?

  • A description of CMT signs and symptoms.
  • Tips for facilitating diagnosis for an individual showing signs and symptoms of CMT.
  • Strategies for regular care of the feet and ankles of someone with CMT, including stretching interventions and recommendations for foot and ankle orthoses.
  • Key sources of information and support for people with CMT and their treating health professionals.

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