Name Muscular Dystrophy
Related to/Also known as  
Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy
The muscular dystrophies are a group of neuromuscular disorders. These conditions are characterised by the loss of muscle strength, as progressive muscle wasting or nerve deterioration occurs. Many, but not all, are inherited.
Types Please see the Muscular Dystrophy website to find details of all types of neuromuscular conditions.
Useful national contacts Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Helpline: 0800 652 6352
Link opens in new window www.muscular-dystrophy.org
Find local support and services:
Link opens in new window http://hub.muscular-dystrophy.org/hub/near-you/

Myotonic Dystophy Support Group
Helpline: 0115 987 0080
Link opens in new window www.myotonicdystrophysupportgroup.org

Neuromuscular Centre
Tel: 01606 860911
Link opens in new window www.nmcentre.com

Online resources Muscular dystrophy (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/Muscular-dystrophy/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Muscular Dystrophy and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

This includes a copy of the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group's booklet Facts for Patients, Family Members and Professionals.