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Disney Ticket Raffle for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease!

In conjunction with the Starry Night benefit for CMT in Albany, NY, you can once again try your luck on our raffle for four one-day Park Hopper® tickets for use at the Magic Kingdom®, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park Florida. (valued at $496)
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Starry Night Art de Cure Gallery Reception Raises funds for CMT

Upstate NY CMT Support and Action group held its second Starry Night Art de Cure gallery reception to benefit the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) on December 7, 2012 hosted by David and Elizabeth Misener at our CMT art gallery located at Clinical Prosthetics + Orthotics in Albany, NY. Continue reading

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PROFILES IN CMT Interview with Amy Gander

Amy’s mother worried something was wrong with her when she was just 3 years old. “My mother said I began throwing my right leg out when I was 3. My right leg would go out from under me, and my gait was off,” said Amy. Continue reading

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Learning to walk with your new cane.

After writing about various types of canes, I thought I should share some tips on learning to walk with a cane, which can be a bit tricky at first.
If possible have a physical therapist or caregiver teach you how to walk with your cane. With my first cane I attempted to walk with it on my weak side, as this seemed to make sense. However, my physical therapist taught me the correct way to use my cane on my good side. At first I was tempted to look at my feet to see where they’re going. Continue reading

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