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IM training and ALS: It’s all about maintaining function

At Interactive Metronome®, we work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Some are looking for an edge on the golf course and others, well, others are looking to hold off the devastating effects of life threatening conditions. Larry has ALS, but he hasn't let it rob him of his joy and his spirit. We are happy to be part of Larry's treatment and we want to help spread the word about ALS and how to help put an end to this horrible disease.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yep, we are on board. It took us a little time to get everybody together in the office and get it filmed, but we took the challenge. ALS is a serious condition that affects thousands of people; striking with no rhyme or reason, and often with no warning. Help us defeat ALS one cold shower at a time!

Interactive Metronome for ALS: Improving/Maintaining Function & Quality of Life

 

Larry began to experience symptoms in September of 2007, including fasciculations that became more and more severe, difficulty manipulating his fingers especially when it was cold, and trouble with fine motor skills for tasks such as buttoning his shirt, tying his shoes, or snapping his fingers.  After working as a steel fabricator and crane operator for 35 years, Larry attributed his symptoms to “arthritis.”  However, over the next 2  1/2 years it became gradually more difficult to lift heavy objects, to do intricate work with his fingers such as threading a needle, and it eventually became difficult to write.  By the middle of 2009,   Larry began to notice muscle atrophy in his hands and forearms.  In March 25, 2010, after several EMGs and MRIs, Larry was given the devastating diagnosis of ALS.  

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists When the brain’s functional networks are not synchronized, individuals may exhibit impaired motor planning/sequencing, lack of coordination, poor balance and gait disturbances that rob them of functional independence[...]

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