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