Our detailed diagnostic testing and expert care team allows for personalized care for your child, whether they are in the early stages of diagnosis or under long-term care for rare diseases.
Choosing Children’s National for Pediatric Neuromuscular Care
Neuromuscular diseases frequently lead to some form of weakness or abnormal motor development. These can be disorders that affect the motor neurons, nerves, muscles or the communication between nerves and muscles (neuromuscular junction). Since neuromuscular disorders frequently cause muscle weakness, children affected by neuromuscular disease require multidisciplinary care aimed at maintaining general health, promoting growth and development and optimizing functional activities.
This journey may begin for some families with a prenatal diagnosis or for parents who are identified as carriers for a hereditary neuromuscular disease, to babies identified by newborn screening with particular conditions and to those infants or children who come to our clinic after onset of symptoms. In all cases, we are here for your child and your family to provide in depth and up to date guidance, support, care and treatment.
What Our Program Offers
Care for Your Child's Physical and Mental Health
Groundbreaking Medical Therapies
Camps and Community Engagement
At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special attention to your child's physical and emotional needs. Find out about available treatments from the Neuromuscular Medicine Program.
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Services We Provide
Seeing the Signs
Is there is a history of neuromuscular disease in your family? Get the earliest intervention possible for your child if certain conditions have been observed.