Evidence shows that physiotherapy may have a positive impact on patients with spinal muscular atrophy.1 Exercising, physiotherapy, and stretching routines may help improve flexibility and overall motor function. Maintaining a good quality of life is at the heart of the SMA exercise App.
The current treatment guidelines for SMA by Treat-NMD state that physiotherapy and rehabilitation exercises have benefits for both non-sitting, sitting, and walking people living with SMA.2
The App provides a range of exercises for children of different age groups and functional abilities (non-sitters, sitters, and walkers). People living with SMA, parents and caregivers, HCPs, and therapists can easily explore exercises using their smart device and find clear ‘how to’ guidance.
Help to take charge
in the disease
with additional exercise tips
and stretching routines
where you want,
when you want
“According to a recent study, home-based progressive resistance training exercise is feasible, safe, and well tolerated in children living with SMA.”3
Biogen supports the official treatment guidelines for SMA and promotes a multidisciplinary approach as a key element in the care of individuals with SMA.
Biogen is pleased to have developed these exercises in collaboration with physiotherapists Anna-Karin Kroksmark and Lisa Wahlgren from the Queen Silvia’s Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, and by working closely with patients and their caregivers.
The App is intuitive and user-friendly, so parents and caregivers can easily find the right exercise with clear ‘how to’ guidance.
Select the right
functional level to
Choose the relevant age
group. Each age group has
instructions on how
to do the exercise.
Watch the video
to see the
exercise in action.
Start exploring the 27 exercises for patients living with SMA. Download now and all you need is Smart Device.
The characters shown are real patients and the required consent to use their stories has been obtained from the patients and families. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only.
1. Mercuri E, et al. Diagnosis and management of spinal muscular atrophy: Part 1: Recommendations for diagnosis, rehabilitation, orthopedic and nutritional care. Neuromuscul Disord 2018;28(2):103-115.
2. TREAT-NMD Neuromuscular Network. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. [online] [cited 2021 Nov 29]. Available from: URL:
3. Lewelt, A. et al. Resistance strength training exercise in children with spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve 2015;52(4): 559–567.