We offer a comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and support service for adult patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD), including myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, inflammatory myopathy, and peripheral nerve disorders.
We are recognised by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign as a Centre of Clinical Excellence for Adults. There are seven clinics weekly with less frequent transitional/adolescent clinics:
Dr C Dougan (all NMD & transitional/adolescent clinic)
Dr M Boix-Cordony (all NMD)
Dr S Sathasivam (myasthenia and all NMD)
Dr James Holt (all NMD & transitional/adolescent clinic)
Dr Shagufay Mahendran (complex NMD & transitional/adolescent clinic)
We offer the following services:
Physiotherapy and OT assessment plus neuromuscular care advisers on site (contact: 0151 556 3741)
Standalone specialist therapy clinics with assessment opportunities on day of NMD clinic.
Access to neurophysiology and biopsy services as required on site.
SALT, respiratory assessment & genetic services off site.
Care Advisor referral to outside agencies and home visits as required.
Access to Neuroscience Research Centre (NRC; the clinical trials unit).
A muscle biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of muscle is removed for testing in a laboratory.
A nerve biopsy is the removal of a small piece of a nerve for testing in the laboratory.
There is damage to the nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord to the muscles in the arms and legs. These nerves are the peripheral nervous system
IVIg is recommended for use in Guillain-Barré syndrome, multifocal motor neuropathy and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP).
There is damage to the nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord to the muscles in the arms and legs.
Page last updated: 01 September 2021