University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic helps patients and their families to cope with the challenges of living with ALS.

The clinic provides health care and other services to improve quality of life:

  • Bracing, splinting
  • Exercises to prevent contractures and promote wellness
  • Medical examination
  • Monitoring of pulmonary functions
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Speech and swallowing evaluation

Other quality-of-life services include:

  • Alternative communication strategies and technologies
  • Assistance with choosing and adapting a wheelchair and other assistive devices, and with planning home accommodations
  • Information about funding assistance
  • Referral to a counselor to help the individual and the family cope with ALS

New patients are first seen in UI Hospitals and Clinics Neurology Clinic and then referred for specialized services at the Center for Disabilities and Development. Using a unique interdisciplinary team approach, the CDD services include:

  • Coordination with the UI Neurology Clinic
  • Occupational therapy specific to ALS
  • Physical therapy specific to ALS
  • Communication aids specific to ALS
If you are interested in donating or participating in ALS research please see these pages:

 

 

For more information, please see our About Your Neurology Visit guide.

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Location and Contact

Neurology Clinic, Carver Pavilion
Elevator E, Level 2
(319) 356-2571

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