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 neurologists, physician with expertise in noninvasive ventilatory support, physician assistant, nurse coordinator, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, dietician, communications specialist, orthotist, power chair specialist, medical social worker as well as a representative from ALS Association. Your treatment plan is coordinated and personalized for you.
In addition to our more traditional diagnosis and treatment options, Bronson offers an ALS Clinic: a 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.