Muscular Dystrophy

    Overview

    Muscular dystrophy is a hereditary condition in which the muscles of the body weaken and deteriorate over time. Medications, therapy, breathing aids, or surgery may help maintain function, but life span is often shortened.

    Our providers

    Profiles

    James Gilchrist, MD

    Executive Director, Neuroscience Institute Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Clinical Trials

    Trial
    Neurology

    MDA: Neuromuscular Observational Research

    Active recruiting

    MOVR:  Data Hub is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient reported data for multiple nuromuscular diseases.  Collection of patient data about disease progression in the era of new treatments will inform and accelerate future innovation.  The combination of data collected through MOVR Data Hub will provide a comprehensive understanding of health and patient experiences in a single data repository.  MOVR Data Hub has the power to transform health outcomes, accelerate drug development and drive clinical research across multiple neuromuscular diseases, helpin