The Johnstown Area CMT Support group was established for individuals and family members affected by CMT. This inherited neurological disorder was named for the three doctors who described the condition in the late 1800's. About 1 in 2,500 people have CMT. This genetic condition affects the nerves that control muscles in the arms, hands, legs and feet. Over time, these nerves deteriorate. CMT is a hereditary disorder and family medical history of CMT patients should be reviewed thoroughly to assist in proper diagnosis. Other areas for diagnosing are nerve conduction studies, EMG, comprehensive neurological and physical exams and genetic testing.
The CMT Support Group meets on the 4th Saturday of every other month 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute in the East Hills Professional building (Suite 2400), 1450 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown, PA. For more information contact 814-269-5288.
Check to see when the next support group meets: Calendar of Events.