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Neuromuscular Disorders

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.

Why Blythedale…

Widely recognized as a national leader in treating children with rare conditions, Blythedale is a center of clinical excellence, innovation and compassionate care.

  • Inpatient
  • Day Hospital
  • Long Term Care

Noheli's New Moves

Noheli is a six-year-old who never stops moving. In July, her father, Nelson, brought her to the emergency room when it appeared that she was unable to move the left side of her body. She was transferred to Cohen's Children's Medical Center where she was diagnosed with and treated for Acute...

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.

Joshua's Story: Creating Ability Through Assistive Technology

Eighteen-year-old Joshua has Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), a rare neurological disorder that causes progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the legs and arms. For Joshua, the disease has impacted his movement and coordination, and led to weakness in his...