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Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation supports the athletic efforts of individuals with physical challenges. Rather than focusing on disability, this organization focuses on the abilities of athletes with physical challenges in order to create acceptance and respect.

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
Charcot Marie Tooth – A funny name, but for the estimated 2.6 million people worldwide who have CMT, including myself, it’s no laughing matter. Charcot Marie Tooth actually refers a group of genetic diseases that affect the peripheral nervous system.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association Circle of Friends
I have a confession to make – I have no practical experience in fundraising. I have never put together a fundraiser on my own and find the task daunting. Recently I ventured into the fundraising arena in one of the simplest ways possible, through starting a Circle of Friends with the CMTA.

Chiropractic Care and Neuromuscular Disease
Chiropractic care refers to a form of alternative medicine in which a chiropractor uses mechanical manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body. Chiropracty has been found to be useful in pain reduction for individuals with neuromuscular disease by researchers.

Classical Stretch Workout Review
Wondering how I could I get a good workout with non-impact exercise, I found one of my favorite options on public television – a 30-minute exercise program called Classical Stretch.

Clinical Trials and Neuromuscular Disease
Clinical trials involve experimental research in order to find more effective treatments and/or cures for disease. By becoming involved in research, whether as a participant, or through fundraising and advocacy, you can help to support ongoing research efforts in neuromuscular disease.

CMT and Footwear
The right shoes cannot stop the progression of CMT. They can, however, provide better stability, balance, and comfort. This can help those of us with CMT keep walking as well as possible for as long as possible.

CMT and Physical Therapy Training Resource
Because Charcot Marie Tooth is relatively rare, many physical therapists do not have much training or experience with CMT. The Charcot Marie Tooth Association (CMTA)and Physiotherapy Associates, Inc. (PTA) have partnered to provide a resource for physical therapists and their patients.

CMT Awareness Month 2014
Soon after last year’s successful CMT Awareness Month finished, organizers of the CMT Awareness Month 2014 began planning for the 2014 event. Through this event, the Charcot Marie Tooth Association (CMTA) educates the public and raises awareness about the neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth.

CMT Awareness Month 2015
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak over the telephone with Bethany Meloche. During our conversation we discussed her history of diagnosis, her involvement with the CMTA, and the Charcot Marie Tooth Awareness Month 2015.

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