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Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, 2020 – 2021, and is at the forefront of treatment for neuromuscular diseases. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and treatment for patients with neuromuscular conditions, while advancing new therapies and uncovering the causes and cures of neurological diseases.

Our MDA Clinic uses a multidisciplinary team approach in which trained specialists provide diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is part of a network that provides patients with muscular dystrophy access to a team of experts and a variety of clinical trials, and connects the MDA neuromuscular community. The MDA Clinic also offers mobility assistance support groups, which are available for all diseases treated at the clinic.

To learn more or to make an appointment, call 312.695.7950.

Meet the Team

Our MDA Clinic is staffed by:

  • Neurologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Nurses
  • Advanced practice providers
  • An MDA healthcare coordinator
  • A dietitian
  • A genetic counselor
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapists

We also have vendors available for patients’ mobility, respiratory and orthopaedic needs.

Meet the Team

Northwestern Medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach in which trained specialists provide diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services. Your care team may include neurologists, pulmonologists, nurses, dietitians, genetic counselors, and physical and occupational therapists.

What We Offer

  • Physical therapy to strengthen muscles and help prevent atrophy
  • Medications, including those available through clinical trials
  • Positioning aids to assist with sitting and standing
  • Braces and splints to support weak muscles
  • Nutritional counseling for weight management
  • Psychological counseling to help patients and families cope with physical changes
  • Surgery to correct scoliosis or maintain the ability to sit or stand

Diagnostics And Testing

When it comes to neuromuscular disorders, prompt diagnosis and treatment is crucial to help achieve a better quality of life. But because symptoms of neuromuscular disorders overlap and mimic those of other diseases, diagnosis can be difficult and often delayed. Specialists in the Northwestern Medicine Neuromuscular Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offer the latest diagnostic tools to diagnose neuromuscular diseases.

Conditions Treated

Specialists in the Northwestern Medicine Neuromuscular Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offer the latest treatment options for all types of muscular dystrophy.

  • Becker
  • Congenital
  • Distal
  • Duchenne
  • Emery-Dreifuss
  • Facioscapulohumeral
  • Limb-girdle
  • Myotonic
  • Oculopharyngeal

Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine is anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with the highest-ranked Neurology and Neurosurgery program in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, 2020 – 2021. When options are limited, our experienced team is often able to offer innovative therapies and novel treatments through a wide variety of clinical trials.

Research and Clinical Trials

Northwestern Medicine physician-scientists conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of neuromuscular diseases.

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Top 5 in Neurology & Neurosurgery (5th)

Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a designated MDA Care Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.