ALS Care in Southwest Michigan - Bronson Healthcare

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Care

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, often starts with subtle complaints involving muscle weakness, stiffness or irregular movements. While there is no cure, the neuromuscular specialists at Bronson Neuroscience Center can help you work to slow down the progress and assist you with quality of life improvements. When you join our ALS Clinic, you’ll receive the comprehensive care, support and education close to home from the only multidisciplinary team in the region.

Innovative ALS services and treatments

At Bronson, find innovative treatments and services for your brain and spine health, including:

  • Neurodiagnostics – Full-service laboratory and diagnostic tests. This will include electromyography (EMG), a test to assess the health of your muscles and the nerve cells that control them.
  • Care, support and education – You’ll work with a comprehensive team of specialists who will help with your muscles, nerves, diet, breathing, how to access and use the best resources and more.
  • Rehabilitation services including:
    • Physical therapy – a type of physical medicine that helps improve your quality of life through movement skills specifically designed for you.
    • Occupational therapy – a type of therapy where you learn activities needed in your daily life.
    • Speech therapy – a type of therapy where you learn how to speak and/or swallow.
  • Extended resources available through the ALS Association such as videos, books, magazines, newsletters and products/services to help you with daily activities.

Multidisciplinary ALS care team

As a Bronson Neuroscience Center patient, you and your family will work with a skilled team of fellowship-trained neuromuscular specialists, neurologists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, therapists, primary care providers and more. Your treatment plan is coordinated and personalized for the best outcome and recovery possible.

For the ALS Clinic, Bronson has a very unique approach to make the most of your time and offer you great care. During your clinic visit, you’ll have the chance to meet with everyone on the team to talk about your care in a one-on-one, private setting.

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