Treatment & Management

  • Foot Care
    Appropriate footwear is important for people with CMT, but many patients struggle to find well-fitting shoes because of their high-arched feet and hammered toes. For this reason, custom-made shoes may be necessary. Large shoe stores ...
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  • Bracing
    Allard AFOs The Allard ToeOFF Family is one of the AFOs often recommended for those with CMT. People who use these devices have reported increased endurance while walking, the ability to walk more upright, more ankle ...
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  • Balance Walking for CMT
    The Balance Walking for CMT Video Series demonstrates how using balance walking poles can dramatically increase the confidence, fitness, and mobility of people living with CMT. The Benefits of Balance Walking by Dr. Joseph Gregory Stilwell, DPM, ...
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  • Exercise
    The Importance of Physical Activity Although there is no cure for CMT at the present time, there are many therapies that can greatly improve life and function for CMT patients. The general advice for patients seeking ...
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  • Physical Therapy and Exercise: Getting the Right Dose
    By Amy Warfield, PT, DPT Research tells us that exercise can be an amazing “medication.” But exercise, like medication, is only effective if it is right for a patient’s condition and dosed at the appropriate level. Because ...
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  • Surgery
    After all options are considered, a patient may decide foot surgery is necessary. Many patients choose to stabilize their feet or to correct progressive problems. Such procedures include straightening and pinning the toes, lowering the ...
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