Three primary organ systems: The Nervous, Muscular and Skeletal Organ Systems are potentially effected by a neuromuscular disability and its treatment.
Neurological System: A disabled nervous system can create abnormal muscle tone, difficulties in controlling limb and body movement and stunting in limb growth resulting in limb length discrepancies.
Muscular System: A disabled muscular system can demonstrate abnormal movement of the limbs, abnormal positioning of the body and abnormal growth of the skeleton.
Skeletal System: A disabled skeltal system can result in poor body alignment, poor body positioning and poor balance.
Each system requires assessment: Each system should be thoroughly assessed for its functional ability and any dysfunction resulting in adverse impact noted.
Complications affecting other systems: In addition to the primary organ systems affected by a neuromuscular disability other organ systems should be examined for complications that can result. The urological system is checked ofsigns of dysfunction as is the gastrointestinal or digestive system and the integumentary system or skin.