Walton report on Muscular Dystrophy

The “All Party Parliamentary Group on Muscular Dystrophy” has just published the Walton Report on Muscular Dystrophy, available online. It focused on issues with numbers of specialised staff and access to physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, rather than Assistive Technology per se, but has produced some figures, which are always useful:

There are more than 60 different types of muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. It is accepted that approximately 1,000 children and adults for every 1 million of the population are affected by muscle wasting neuromuscular diseases in the UK. It is therefore estimated that some 60,000 people are affected by a neuromuscular condition in the UK.

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