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Stanford Children’s Health – Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases Clinic

730 Welch Road
Palo Alto, California, United States
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The Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases Clinic specializes in caring for children of all ages with neuromuscular diseases. Due to the complexity of these conditions, developing and implementing the best possible care plan often requires a team of experts from multiple disciplines working together with patients and their families.

At Stanford Children’s Health, our neuromuscular diseases care team combines innovative research with individualized care to diagnose and treat children and other family members with even the most challenging conditions. Our comprehensive neuromuscular team approach to care is designed to not only treat a child’s symptoms but also address the needs of the family by connecting them to financial, social, educational and disability resources.

Children see multiple specialists at their visits to the clinic, which cuts down on the time and expense of having to make multiple trips to different specialists. These specialists may include a neurologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, social worker, research coordinator, nurse practitioner, nurse coordinator, genetic counselor, and community outreach liaison.

At our Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases Clinic, we treat more than 50 disorders of the nerves and muscles. These include:

• Motor neuron conditions

• Muscular dystrophies

• Congenital myopathies

• Neuromuscular junction diseases

• Neuropathies and ataxic conditions