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    What is facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy?

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  • Helen Potter

    Physiotherapist

    As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with extensive experience and highly advanced qualifications, as well as excellent communication skills, I can help you to: Become informed … View Profile

    Hi


    This disorder is a neuromuscular problem that is genetic. It is uncommon.
    Symptoms usually starts in adolescence with winging of the scapular
    (please note that winging of the scapular may also be from a discreet nerve virus which recovers with time).

    You will need to see a neurology specialist for a diagnosis and advice.

    Helen Potter FACP
    Specialist Physiotherapist
    In Touch Physiotherapy Subiaco

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