Specialist Neuromuscular Centres
The 2017 International Standards of Care for SMA (SoC) recommend that for everyone diagnosed with SMA, their overall care should be guided by a specialist neuromuscular clinic and other relevant specialties.
These may include specialists in:
- Breathing (respiratory specialists)
- Nutrition (gastroenterology and dietetics specialists)
- Bones and muscles (orthopaedic specialists)
- Rehabilitation (physiotherapists and occupational therapists)
Referral to a specialist centre can be made by a GP or local hospital consultant.
For more information about specialist neuromuscular centres, please see here: www.musculardystrophyuk.org/get-the-right-care-and-support/people-and-places-to-help-you/professionals-and-organisations/muscle-centres
Page last updated: July 2019