FSHD is one of the most common muscular dystrophies worldwide. There are many organisations across the UK and Europe who help support people dealing with this condition. More information about these groups is listed below.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
This charity was founded in 1959 and is an important contact for people with a muscular dystrophy or related neuromuscular condition. They fund world class research and provide practical information, advice, and emotional support to people affected by all types of muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions.
For more information: www.muscular-dystrophy.org
FSHD-MD Support Group
This patient led group in the UK exists to improve the quality of life for those who have FSHD, their carers, families and friends. They offer support and information including an online forum where members can ask for advice and share experiences.
For more information: www.fsh-group.org
This organisation brings together people from all over Europe affected by FSHD. They aim to raise awareness of the condition and encourage higher standards of care. They also support research through the sourcing and allocation funds.
For more information: www.fshd-europe.org
The TREAT-NMD Alliance
This global network provides an infrastructure to promote the development of therapies for neuromuscular disorders; it focuses on creating and implementing tools, such as this registry, that can be used to bring treatments from development to patients. They offer information to researchers and patients seeking to improve standards of care for neuromuscular disorders.
For information: www.treat-nmd.eu