Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics helps patients and their families cope with the challenges of living with ALS.
For Neurology related requests:1-319-356-2572
- For all other requests:
We Provide Health Care and Other Services to Improve Patients' 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 Provided Services Include:
- Alternative communication strategies and technologies
- Assistance with choosing and adapting a wheelchair and other assistive devices, and with the planning of home accommodations
- Information on funding assistance
- Counseling referrals to help the individual and family cope with ALS
New patients are first seen in University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Neurology Clinic and then referred for specialized services at the Center for Disabilities and Development. Using a unique interdisciplinary team approach, the CDD offers the following services:
- 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 participating in ALS research please visit the clinical research trial.
For more information, please see our About Your Neurology Visit guide.
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Locations and Offices
2007 Roy J. Carver Pavilion (RCP)
Level 2, Elevator E
200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
8605 Chambery Boulevard, Johnston, IA 50131
Clinical Trials currently in progress
January 10, 2017
Geri Walker spent most of her career in the chaos of a school lunchroom, using her hands to prepare trays and count money. Her routine became disrupte...
September 21, 2015
John Wilde from Carthage, Illinois was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in April 2013.