Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease that causes muscle loss and the muscles to become weak.

Programs + Services


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division at Tufts MC in Boston offers expert, personalized care for people with disabilities and severe injuries.
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Neuromuscular Disorders Program

The Neuromuscular Disorders Program provides comprehensive care for the full spectrum of neuromuscular disorders and diseases, including ALS.
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Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic

Tufts MC works with the Boston Area Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help patients and their families manage the disabilities associated with progressive neuromuscular disorders.
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Doctors + Care Team

Ariel Savitz, MD

Ariel Savitz, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 781-935-5050
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Spasticity management, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, hemorrhagic stroke, metabolic encephalopathy, seizure disorders, T’ai Chi and rehabilitation, integrative medicine

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Mithila Vullaganti, MD

Mithila Vullaganti, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neurologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neuromuscular diseases, EMG

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Rina M. Bloch, MD

Rina M. Bloch, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Adult and geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, brain injury, stroke, rheumatological management, spine care

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