about neuromuscular medicine
We are dedicated to improving the condition of those patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders while conducting a wide array of research projects aimed at better understanding the mysteries behind neuromuscular action and dysfunction.
Neuromuscular Diseases affect are believed to affect over 250,000 people in the United States. Everybody either knows or has met someone with a neuromuscular disease. The diseases range from those that can be treated with 1 or 2 medications, to those that require a very comprehensive plan of medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and assistive devices. The University of Florida neuromuscular division is focused on the evaluating people with neuromuscular disease and developing a personalized care plan to improve function, treat disease, and improve quality of life. Our vision is:
To develop a neuromuscular clinical care system that incorporates cutting age diagnostics, therapeutics, and research in patient centered approach. To integrate clinical care and research in an efficient care system and be known as a top institution for discovery, invention, innovation, and implementation
We accomplish this by giving every patient the opportunity to participate in developing the care plan and participate in research. For some neuromuscular diseases the cure is not yet available, but treatments for the symptoms are available. Please contact us for more information.
For our patients
There are a variety of organizations worldwide that are working on neuromuscular function and disorders.
A patient registry is an organized system that collects uniform data to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure.
We currently offer a speciality clinics for patients with Peripheral Neuropathy in addition to seeing patients at the EMG Lab.
Through research and your generous participation we can improve medical knowledge and develop new treatments.
The fellow will receive the training necessary to develop the skills essential to the performance of Neuromuscular Medicine. This training includes many opportunities to observe, evaluate, and manage inpatients and outpatients of all ages with a wide variety of disorders of the neuromuscular system and perform numerous electrodiagnostic evaluations. Training includes direct patient care at both adult and pediatric at our various neuromuscular clinics.