How to Manage: Recognising neuromuscular disorders

This course focuses on the early recognition of neuromuscular conditions, bringing together a multi-professional team to deliver a case-based programme for health visitors, nurses, physiotherapists, general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals.
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5-11 Theobalds Road
United Kingdom

Spaces available

This course is free to attend.

Please note this is not for paediatricians. The course is specifically designed for Health Visitors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Allied Healthcare Professionals and General Practitioners.

Excellent delivery, highly motivating and definitely achieved what it set out to do.


Muscle wasting conditions affect around 1 in every 1,000 people in the UK. This one-day course will teach you a clear approach to effectively recognise a wide range of neuromuscular conditions such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and carry out assessments for 0-5 year olds.

Using a mix of workshops, case studies and interactive tools we will highlight which red flags you need to look out for, and how to correctly assess and recognise floppy babies, abnormal gait and muscular weakness.

Course aim

This study day will help you develop an approach for the early recognition of a wide-range of neuromuscular disorders.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use a clear, structured approach to assessing motor development in children aged 0-5 years
  • Recognise abnormal motor development (i.e. floppy baby, “clumsy” child, abnormal gait)
  • Report your findings in a structured way
  • Recognise the range of neuromuscular disorders in children
  • Explain why early detection is so important and discuss recent advances in treatment and care.

Target audience

Health Visitors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Physiotherapists and General Practitioners. The course is not designed for paediatricians.

This project was made possible by an educational grant from PTC Therapeutics, who have had no input into the content or delivery of the course.