The role of the neuromuscular medicine and physiatry specialists in the multidisciplinary management of neuromuscular disease

Craig M McDonald, William M. Fowler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The neuromuscular medicine and physiatry specialists are key health care providers who work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated care for individuals with neuromuscular diseases (NMDs). The director or coordinator of the team must be aware of the potential issues specific to NMDs and be able to access the interventions that are the foundations for proper care in NMD. Ultimate goals include maximizing health and functional capacities, performing medical monitoring and surveillance to inhibit and prevent complications, and promoting access and full integration into the community to optimize quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-493
Number of pages19
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Management
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuromuscular medicine specialist
  • Physiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of the neuromuscular medicine and physiatry specialists in the multidisciplinary management of neuromuscular disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this