Overview

Neuromuscular diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Muscular Dystrophy have devastated families and perplexed medical science for decades. The good news is that tremendous efforts have been made to better understand and control these afflictions. Hospital for Special Care is committed through the clinical trials program to advance this area of medicine.

There are only 33 certified ALS center in the country. Hospital for Special Care is one of them. We are the largest neuromuscular center in the region and Hospital for Special Care is unique in its ability to offer neuromuscular patients a range of clinical trials. We are continual work with patients and their families so that they can maintain the dignity that is all too often taken by such debilitating diseases. Our goal is to help patients remain home with the fullest degree of independence they can maintain.

In addition to ALS care and our certification with the ALS Association, Hospital for Special Care is also a certified center through the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for care of adults and children with ALS, Muscular Dystrophy and other chronic neuromuscular diseases.

Thanks to new advances in therapies and treatments, more and more people with neuromuscular diseases are able to live at home and be treated on an outpatient basis. Hospital for Special Care offers the most comprehensive neuromuscular outpatient program in the region serving both children and adults. Our services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and swallow therapy and aquatic therapy. Our team of clinicians includes a pediatric nurse, physical therapist, license clinical social worker and neuromuscular physicians.