Our Approach

The Muscular Dystrophy Program is supported in part by the national MDA. The program offers care to children and teens with many neuromuscular diagnoses, including:

  • Becker's muscular dystrophy

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

  • Myotonic dystrophy

  • Myotnoia congenital

Families of children with muscular dystrophy can see three different specialists, together or separately, underneath one roof, in one visit, and take advantage of related services the same day. Our doctors perform thorough evaluations of each new patient, checking sensation, muscle tone, range of motion, strength, gait, and balance. Depending on the child’s needs, they may perform or prescribe such tests as electrocardiography, electromyography, pulmonary function tests, and polysomnograms (overnight sleep studies). 

Other services include:       

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy         

  • Orthotics         

  • Pediatric diagnostic radiology         

  • Wheelchair maintenance         

  • Special scales for weighing patients in wheelchairs         

  • An onsite representative from the local MDA office to answer questions and provide additional resource materials