As a result of significant reductions in walking and physical therapy, people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease reported worsening physical skills and pain scores after COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a recent survey.

Survey results — discussed in a letter to the editor published recently in Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine — highlight the need to encourage CMT patients to resume their previous exercise routines, perhaps with a tele-rehabilitation system initially, and help them recover physical skills lost during the lockdown.

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