Losing the ability to move an arm or leg, stand up, talk, breath, or swallow can stem from a neuromuscular disorder. This broad group of conditions refer to disruptions of the nervous system and muscles, which work together to allow movement in what is known as the neuromuscular system. Some of the known causes of problems associated with the neuromuscular system are inherited disorders, hormonal disorders and autoimmune disorders.
Physicians at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health hold expertise in a wealth of these diseases, such as ALS, muscular dystrophy, and Charcot Marie Tooth. Our highly skilled team is often able to provide specialized testing and treatment that isn’t offered anywhere else in our region. The Institute follows a cohort of several thousand patients with neuromuscular diseases and offers advanced research projects.
Within the Normal Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, we conduct a variety of projects with the goal of getting to the bottom of things that are either unsolved or not fully understood as it relates to Neuromuscular diseases. We offer current approved therapies and participation in advanced new generation therapeutic trials. Aside from those studies, we also have a registry that allows researchers to track information from all the patients with ALS at our institution and use it to boost the quality of care.