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 patients.2
The App provides a range of exercises for SMA patients of different age groups and functional abilities (non-sitters, sitters, and walkers). Patients, caregivers, HCPs, and therapists can easily explore exercises using their smart device and find clear ‘how to’ guidance.
Help patients take charge in their disease management
Supplement physiotherapy with additional exercise tips and stretching routines
Train patients anywhere—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 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
to get started.
Choose the patient’s
age group. Each age
group has three
how to do the
video to see the
exercise in action.
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Start exploring the 27 exercises for patients living with SMA. Or share this page with a colleague or other HCP.
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.