Tag Archives: Rett Syndrome

PT Corner: Aquatic Rehabilitation in Rett Syndrome

By:┬áMeir Lotan, PT and Merav Hadar-Frumer Beit Issie Shapiro School, Ranana, Israel These Excerpts come from an IRSA publication. It has been written by therapists who treated many girls with Rett Syndrome with endless love and support within water and … Continue reading

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Therapist Resource: Scoliosis in Rett Syndrome

Editor’s Note: Our friends at the International Rett Syndrome Federation have endorsed this resource, “Scoliolis in Rett Syndrome.” From the ‘About’ page: There is limited information in the medical literature regarding the management of scoliosis. We have therefore developed some … Continue reading

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Scientists Uncover Possible Therapeutic Targets for Rett Syndrome

[Source: ┬áMedical X-Press] Researchers have uncovered 30 genes that could, one day, serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects only girls and is a severe form of an autism spectrum disorder. The study, … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: What Are The Basic Features Of Rett Syndrome?

By: Ingrid Harding Founder and President Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Rett Syndrome is a neurological/movement disorder which predominantly affects girls (approximately 1 in 10,000). Many attain developmental milestones from birth to age two or three, but then begin to … Continue reading

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New Research Implicates Immune System in Rett Syndrome

[Source: ┬áMedical News Today] New research by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting children. Immune cells known … Continue reading

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