Physical Therapy Interventions and Goals for Young Adults With Spina Bifida. This chapter focuses on physical therapy intervention guidelines regarding how to facilitate motor development and physical functioning of young adults with spina bifida. Interventions designed to treat primary and prevent secondary impairments will be presented. Spina bifida is a birth defect in which there is incomplete closing of the spine and the membranes around the spinal cord during early development in pregnancy. There are three main types: spina bifida occulta, meningocele and myelomeningocele. The most common location is the lower back, but in rare cases it may be in the middle back or neck. Occulta has no or only mild signs, which may Diagnostic method: Amniocentesis, medical imaging.
Nov 28, · Spina bifida occulta is a physical deformity that occurs as a baby develops in the mother's womb. The bones around the spinal cord fail to develop normally, but the nerves don't generally have any bisexs.xyzg: maryland. About half of people living with Spina Bifida in the United States are adults. For many years, the medical community has focused on providing care for children and offers many children’s clinics throughout the country. Unfortunately, there are not enough providers who are trained to provide care for adults living with Spina Bifida.
Feb 09, · Judy Thibadeau, RN, MN, Director of Research and Services, Spina Bifida Association, Arlington, VA, added, "Pediatric and adult providers need to embrace the fact that adult . Others are adults who have spina bifida. All of the board members are volunteers, and most either have spina bifida or have lived with a family member with spina bifida. We serve the spina bifida community in the Washington, DC, area, including Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun.