Virtual Physiotherapy Workshop

Virtual Physiotherapy Workshop

SMA Ireland invites you to a Virtual Physiotherapy Workshop hosted by Alan Lyons, MISCP, at 2 PM on Saturday, 24 April 2021.

Physiotherapy has never been more important for people living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. For those lucky enough to be taking medication, such as Spinraza, exercise is crucial to see any benefit. For those not yet receiving medication, it is vital that you maintain the best level of physical fitness possible so that you are ready for the day when medicine will be available to you!

One of our primary goals at SMA Ireland is that everyone in this country will one day have the opportunity to receive one of the new SMA drugs. The fitter you are, the better the chance that these drugs will make a positive change in your life.

The Virtual Physiotherapy Workshop will commence with a high-level discussion by Alan regarding what you should be aiming for in terms of fitness and physiotherapy. He will go through some basic exercise routines and give advice regarding equipment and treatment regimes.

The workshop will conclude with an extensive Q&A session, so if you have any therapy related questions this is your opportunity to ask!

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About barefootphysio

barefootphysio specialises in neurodevelopmental therapy and neurorehab for babies and children as well as adults of all ages and abilities. With locations in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Kerry, barefootphysio offers a nationwide service both in clinic and at home.

Alan Lyons is owner and Lead Physio at barefootphysio and has extensive experience of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Alan has tailored therapy programmes aimed at developing postural control, strength and physical ability in clients with hypotonia and extreme muscle weakness.

Alan graduated with a BScPhysio from UCD in 2001, and completed an MScPhysio at University Limerick in 2009. Prior to establishing barefootphysio in 2016, Alan worked for the Centralised Remedial Clinic Dublin, Enable Ireland Cork and Kerry Services and, most recently, Brothers of Charity Southern Services.

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