Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 genetic diseases, all characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of muscular dystrophy and its related diseases, including:
• Friedreich's ataxia
• Hereditary neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease)
• Inclusion body myositis
• Inflammatory myopathy
Myasthenia gravis
• Metabolic and congenital myopathies
• Spinal muscular atrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Clinic

UI Health runs a multidisciplinary muscular dystrophy clinic, sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, where patients consult with our neuromuscular physicians and nurses. In addition, patients are able to see any of a number of our physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists. We also have an orthotics specialist to assist with bracing and an on-site nutritionist.

The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic sees patients the first and third Thursday of each month from 1–5 pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 312.996.4780.