International guidelines to improve assessment in MNMs

Clinical assessment is an essential step not only in the follow-up of patients with neuromuscular pathology but also in the context of trials, whether natural history studies or therapeutic protocols. A group of 14 experts, mostly American, English and Italian physiotherapists, came up with recommendations:

  • to advance the reliability and validity of these assessments,
  • in longer term, we hope to obtain better standardization, the only guarantee of comparisons between the data obtained,
  • this involves a phase of learning by the less expert, who will benefit from the many educational materials in the field (including videos).


Consensus Guidelines for Improving Quality of Assessment and Training for Neuromuscular Diseases. Duong T, Krosschell KJ, James MK, et al. Front Genet. 2021 Nov 10;12:735936.