Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): A Review of Current Examination and Treatment Practices in Rehabilitation Throughout the Lifespan

Description: The aim of this webinar is to address current practices in the literature for examination and interventions in individuals with DMD across the lifespan. Students will explore the etiology, clinical course, and rehabilitative interventions associated with neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions interfering with the performance of everyday life activities.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the pathophysiology of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Choose appropriate examination techniques given patient medical diagnosis of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Construct a treatment plan for Muscular Dystrophy based on functional and neurological impairments.
  • Identify impairments that indicate referral to the greater interdisciplinary team.

Instructor: Christopher Sanchez, PT, DPT, Board Certified in Pediatric Physical Therapy

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits 

Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 02540. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapy 

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).


Christopher Sanchez, PT, DPT
Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; receives a stipend for teaching at Elmhurst University
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


    Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists