At Children’s Hospital Boston’s Neuromuscular Program, we care for infants, children and teens with neuromuscular disorders.
The neurologists and other specialists in our program are experienced in treating children with muscular dystrophy and other myopathies, neuropathies, motor neuron diseases and neuromuscular junction disorders.
Our program, one of the first clinics providing comprehensive care for patients with neuromuscular diseases, was established in 1977. Today, we continue to offer the highest level of diagnostic and treatment services.
We constantly work to improve the care we are able to give our patients. We conduct numerous clinical studies on neuromuscular diseases, and we are one of five sites in the United States funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association to conduct multi-center clinical studies on muscular dystrophy. Our physicians also have strong ties to research laboratories at Children’s that are finding the molecular underpinnings of neuromuscular diseases and developing potential treatments.
Pioneers in muscular dystrophy
Many of the genes responsible for muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders were found right here at Children’s. Today, the researchers who made these discoveries are continuing to learn more and are working to develop treatments. See the Our innovative approach tab to read about what they’re doing.