Living With Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

No matter what age or gender of an individual suffering from the effects of muscular dystrophy, the ongoing degradation of the ability to perform “everyday” functions, such as sitting upright, walking, breathing with ease, and the moving of arms and hands, can be very psychologically damaging. At MGT, our goal is to enable adults and children who are living with muscular dystrophy to live actively and independently. Our flagship product, IKAN Bowler® is designed to do just that. With the ability to be mounted to virtually any power wheelchair, this product gives those who have neuromuscular conditions a fun activity to fulfill their competitive spirit. These activities offer an array of therapeutic, social, and recreational benefits.

Currently, there is no cure for MD . Until there is, MGT will continue to develop innovative products to enhance the lives of those who are living with this debilitating disease.

To learn more about living with Muscular Dystrophy—including the latest developments for a cure and funding and research—we invite you to visit the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke’s website at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/md.htm

ANYONE with Muscular Dystrophy that operates a POWER WHEELCHAIR can go WHEELCHAIR BOWLING.

Person in Power Wheelchair

Listed below are the nine different types of Muscular Dystrophy:

  • Becker MD
  • Congenital MD
  • Duchenne MD
  • Distal MD
  • Emery-Dreifuss MD
  • Facioscapulohumeral MD
  • Limb-Girdle MD
  • Myotonic MD
  • Oculopharyngeal MD

Each type of Muscular Dystrophy listed above differs in the muscles affected, the age of onset, and its rate of progress.

Posted in Medical Conditions.