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dc.contributor.authorYelton, Brent
dc.description1 Broadside. Original created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractHypotonicity, or low muscle tone, is a symptom associated with a multitude of different neurologic diseases such as: muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and cerebral palsy. Low muscle tone involves poor motor coordination, postural issues, and rapid fatigue during physical exercise and fine motor movements. Although there is no cure for hypotonia, the symptoms can be diminished through physical and occupational therapy. The long term time and financial costs of physical therapy makes it difficult for families to provide care for their child on a long-term basis. This home exercise plan provides a route to decrease the number of required visits with physical therapists, without decreasing the overall health outcomes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2017en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleIncreasing Quality of Life in Hypotonic Children through Structured Physical Exerciseen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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