Care You Can Trust

At Catholic Health, our team of expert board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons deliver the highest level of care for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. These disorders are highly complex—affecting the brain, spinal cord and thousands of nerves in your body—and can impact your daily life with disruptive symptoms like muscle weakness, numbness and tingling.

Our compassionate team listens closely to your concerns. They will conduct thorough neurological evaluations and tests to reach a diagnosis and create a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan, specific to your needs, to get you on the road to recovery. Our multidisciplinary approach gives you access to specialists across the Catholic Health system.

Motor Neuron Diseases We Treat

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)—genetic disease affecting the central nervous system
  • Muscular disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy


  • Myopathies (including congenital myopathy)
  • Neuromuscular junction diseases
    • Myasthenia gravis (causes weakness in the skeletal muscles)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral nerve diseases

Specialized Care at St. Charles Hospital

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St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) is the only Long Island hospital accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient medical rehabilitation for adults and children.

The only muscular dystrophy care center on Long Island dedicated to caring for both adults and children living with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. Our board-certified neuromuscular physicians work closely with a team of specialists to provide optimal care in related areas such as behavioral health, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and pulmonology.

Onsite occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/swallowing therapy, radiology, laboratory testing, nutrition services and social services make the center a single location where a wide range of needs are met.

The center offers specialized care for adults diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Treatment plans include customized physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/swallowing therapy to help patients overcome physical and verbal challenges that interfere with everyday tasks.

Neuromuscular Disorders Locations

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St. Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY Hospitals

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Good Samaritan Hospital

West Islip, NY Hospitals

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Mercy Hospital

Rockville Centre, NY Hospitals

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St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®

Roslyn, NY Hospitals