Muscular Dystrophy therapy program includes shark diving

Australia’s Montrose Access offers a hydrotherapy program which teaches children with duchenne muscular dystrophy how to scuba dive. The ten week program, which was named by the children, is called “Shark Bait Kids” and allows the children to dive with sharks at Seaworld at the Gold Coast.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe form of MD and is characterized by rapid muscle degeneration. By using hydrotherapy, the difficulties associated with the disease become less of an obstacle, allowing the children to “feel free” by lessening the effects of gravity.

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