ALS, MS & Neuromuscular Disorders

When you move a part of your body or breath a deep breathe, your brain sends lightning-fast signals through your nerves to your muscles. If the communication between the nerves and muscles breaks down, the ability to walk, stand up, swallow and even breath can be impacted – also known as a neuromuscular disorder.

With a team of national recognized specialists, the ALS, MS and Neuromuscular Disorders clinic at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases is one of the most dynamic clinics in the country.

Quicklinks: Conditions & Services, Meet your Care Team, Resources & Support, Tips & Treatment

Prepare for Your Appointment

As a new or returning patient, you are at the center of everything we do. Find answers to questions about your visit: what to expect, why Fixel Institute, and next steps.

Care dedicated to your nerves and muscles

From ALS to muscular dystrophy and myositis to MS, our clinic delivers care and support to our patients and their families and care partners. Because we understand the complexity of neuromuscular disorders, you will receive care across a variety of specialties including speech and swallow therapies, Botox injections, physical and occupational therapies and more.

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Conditions

Services

  • Botox injections
  • Cognitive testing
  • Dietitian services
  • Electronic gait and balance testing
  • Genetic counseling
  • Physical, occupational and speech/swallow therapies
  • Psychiatric care

Our Location

Patient care takes place at our clinic building, UF Health Neuromedicine – Fixel Institute, in Gainesville, Florida.

Comprehensive Care at Fixel

Meet your Care Team

During your visit to the Fixel Institute, you see a variety of specialties, including neurology, neuropsychology, speech and swallow therapy, rehab therapy, and more.

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Resources & Support

From support groups to counseling and nutrition guidance to social work, the Fixel institute offers a multitude of programs to support and care for you and your loved ones.

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Rehab Center at the Fixel Institute

Receive your physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and swallow therapy all in the same clinic as your doctor visit. The Rehab Center at the Fixel Institute houses specialists trained specifically in rehab for neurological disorders.

Person completing an arm stretch in PT with someone stabilizing their arm

Tips & Treatment Blog

Looking for tips to navigate your diagnosis? The Fixel Institute Tips & Treatment blog brings tips, treatments and motivational stories to encourage and inspire you to live your best life.

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Genetic Counseling

Genetics and family health history provide information to determine how likely it is that you or your family has or may develop complex neurological disorders. The Fixel Institute offers free genetic counseling to patients and their families.
 
Ask your care team about genetic counseling programs at your next visit.

Couple holding hands at a genetic counseling visit.

Participate in Research

Clinical trials are essential to finding new treatments for neurological disorders. You will have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking clinical trials at the Fixel Institute.

Telehealth

Make an Appointment

Whether you’re looking for a new patient visit or returning as a current patient, our team can help you schedule your appointment. Options may be available for telehealth.