CMT FACTS: Exercise and CMT

There exists an ever-increasing body of clinical and scientific information that exercise and activity, where not contraindicated, is safe and effective for children and adults with chronic disease, such as CMT. In fact, organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of the United States Surgeon General, all agree that children and adults with chronic disease and disability, whom are capable, should engage in regular forms of activity and exercise.

Following are the most frequently asked questions about Exercise for people with CMT. You can also search our Articles for "Exercise" to get the most recent published information from our staff and collaborating expert, Dr. Robert Chetlin, PHD, CSCS, CHFS at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Featured Video

We all know that exercise is beneficial. But what if you live with Charcot-Marie-Tooth? The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation talks with Dr. Robert Chetlin about the benefits of exercise specifically for folks living with CMT. You'll want to listen in, and then roll out that yoga mat!

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Featured Expert

The National CMT Resource Center is proud to feature Dr. Robert Chetlin as our exercise specialist. In 2004, Dr. Chetlin was recognized for his contribution to improving the lives of patients with peripheral neuropathy, when he received The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Foundation Award for Distinguished Service. Read his detailed Exercise and Activity Training for Patients with CMT>article for additional recommendations.

Helpful Links

We recommend you visit: Exercise is Medicine- Providing comprehensive information for health care providers, fitness professionals and individuals about the importance of exercise for general health and wellness.

Disaboom lists yoga resources for people with disabilities that may be of interest for those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth.