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Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute offers leading-edge diagnosis and treatment for neuromuscular disease, which causes problems with the nerves and muscles in your body, affecting how they function.

Our experts provide specialized medical care, physical rehabilitation and emotional care for disease in both adults and children, including the following conditions:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Muscular dystrophy (working in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Polymyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Friedrich’s ataxia
  • Motor neuropathies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Dysimmune neuropathies

Neuromuscular disease therapies and support services

Our team of caring experts provides a full range of therapies and services to help you achieve and maintain independence, or help manage and ease symptoms during disease progression.

Our diagnostic and interventional services include:

  • Lumbar puncture
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Neuromuscular and skin neuropathy pathology (biopsy)
  • Medication management
  • Suspension exercise therapy
  • Posturography (balance testing)
  • Quantitative muscle testing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nutrition and enteral therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Social work
  • Wheelchair evaluations