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Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Center of Excellence

The Massachusetts General Hospital CMT Center of Excellence provides comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and education for patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and other inherited neuropathies.

Clinic Phone 617-726-3642

About Us

The Department of Neurology’s CMT Center of Excellence represents one of few national programs dedicated to supporting patients with inherited neuropathies. As a contributing member of the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium (INC), we are committed to patient care and research.

Bringing together physicians, physical therapists, orthotists, and researchers, the MGH CMT Center offers a comprehensive experience aimed at improving symptoms, providing educational resources, and advancing research into potential therapies. Our staff will provide complex specialized services focused on improving symptoms and increasing mobility, balance, and muscle strength.

The CMT Center Team

The CMT Center Team

Research is an important component of the MGH CMT Center. Through collaboration with the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium, we aim to bring along investigators to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of inherited neuropathies. Patients at the CMT Center will have the opportunity to participate in the most current research endeavors.

Physical therapy and orthotics in combination help improve efficiency, function, and safety with ambulation and other activities, as foot drop and leg weakness are major components of disability in patients with hereditary neuropathies. Our neuromuscular physical therapists focus on maximizing function with emphasis on balance training and exercise, not only to improve function and enhance independent ambulation, but also to help minimize pain and more chronic complications from neuropathy. In conjunction, bracing/orthotics can offer additional support to further normalize gait pattern and increase walking speed.

Conditions & Diseases

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Acquired and Inflammatory Neuropathies

Contact

Clinic Phone: 617-726-3642
Clinic Fax: 617-726-6991
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Charles River Plaza 165
8th Floor, Suite 820
Massachusetts General Hospital
165 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Email: pfjames@partners.org

Clinic Phone 617-726-3642

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