Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition involving loss of nerve cells in the spinal cord. As nerves are attacked and lost, the arms and legs lose functioning.

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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Physiatry Spine Clinic

The Physiatry Spine Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides alternatives to back surgery, such as bracing, exercise, physical therapy, medication and precisely guided injection therapy.
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Doctors + Care Team

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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Wei-Lee Liao, MD

Wei-Lee Liao, MD

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

Acute care inpatient rehabilitation for physiatric conditions, spinal cord injury care, stroke, cerebral palsy, head injury/traumatic brain injury

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Zachary W. Bohart, MD

Zachary W. Bohart, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

Spasticity and tone management including stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury

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