We are the only centre in the Midlands and one of just two in the UK to offer regular specialised physiotherapy and other services to those with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions
Ongoing physiotherapy is accepted as slowing the progression of muscle disease, helping people to stay strong for longer, and increasing mental well-being and independence. This service is not available on the NHS.
We aim to: Improve the physical well-being of people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions, improve the mental well-being and quality of life of people with neuromuscular conditions and their families, and increase access to treatment for young people with neuromuscular conditions going through transition into adult services.
Our physiotherapy service also offers osteopathy and other complementary therapies: acupuncture, nutrition therapy and deep tissue massage. We run a monthly advocacy surgery at the centre in partnership with national charity the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
The current lack of physiotherapy available makes life much more difficult than it need be, as on-going physical health is not maximised. This has an impact on ability to work, pursue education, take part in social activities, and pursue hobbies and interests. When physical health and mobility levels decline further, a person can become isolated, and the impact on both their own emotional wellbeing and that of their families and carers can be damaging. Through therapy, we aim to improve the physical and mental well-being of individuals from across the Midlands region, with benefit felt also by their families, carers, employers, teachers and wider communities.
NMC Midlands aims to:
- Improve the physical well-being of adults and young people with neuromuscular conditions
- Improve mental well-being and quality of life of adults and young people with neuromuscular conditions and their families
- Increase access to treatment for young people with neuromuscular conditions going through transition into adult services
Established: September 2012
Registered Charity Number: 1148855
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 07739705308
Address: Hereward College Campus Bramston Crescent Tile Hill Coventry CV4 9SWView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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