Blythedale is widely recognized as a leader in treating children with rare conditions, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophy and other myopathies, neuropathies, motor neuron diseases and neuromuscular junction disorders as well as complex genetic syndromes.
The goal of our Neuromuscular Disorders program is to help children maximize their functional abilities through comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, environmental modifications and adaptive equipment.
Following an intake evaluation, the child’s clinical team will work collaboratively with the family to identify developmentally important goals to improve mobility, foster independence in daily activities and self-care, and address the highly specific medical needs of children with rare and complex conditions.
Coordinated discharge planning provides families with detailed information regarding follow-up care, equipment needs, and support services to help our young patients return to their families, schools and communities.
Smiles for Ian
There’s a well-known saying, “Home is where the heart is.” For the Lara family of the Bronx a big piece of their heart was at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. That’s where Ian, their nine-month-old son, has been a patient for more than three months. Born last October,...
Neuromuscular Disorders Team
Our interdisciplinary team includes full-time board certified pediatric physiatrists and neurologists, as well as distinguished experts in neuropsychology, physiatry, pediatrics, orthopedics and other medical specialties. Blythedale also has the largest and most experienced, hospital-based pediatric therapy department in New York State.