In clinic, you will meet one of our specialist neuromuscular physiotherapists who will undertake a comprehensive physical assessment. This may be during an initial visit to our diagnostic clinic, or follow up visit at one of our adult or paediatric clinics.
The assessment may look at your muscle strength, functional ability, i.e. what you are able to do for yourself such as getting into standing or bringing a cup to your mouth and respiratory function – strength of breathing muscles. The format of this assessment will vary based on your presenting needs.
The physiotherapist will be able to advise you on appropriate exercise, postural management, supportive equipment and orthotic needs, wheelchair specifications and access to local services. Our role is to help you better manage the limitations of your muscle disease and minimize its impact on your daily life through direct contact with you and working with your local team.
|Dr Anna Mayhew
Consultant Research Physiotherapist
|Robert Muni Lofra
Physiotherapy Technical Instructor
|Please contact on 0191 241 8756|