Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ Inc. recommends MedicAlert for people with neuromuscular conditions.

By wearing an Authentic MedicAlert Bracelet or identification the stress of dealing with doctors,police or rescue personnel can be reduced as they are able to identify and confirm that the person they are dealing with has a neuromuscular disorder and react accordingly

MedicAlert helps save time in Emergencies

Confidentiality is maintained at all times

MedicAlert helps reduce the worry for family members and friends.

About The Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ (MDA) provides free up-to-date information and support & advocacy for people with neuromuscular conditions & their families/whanau. We provide education & information to health professionals, employers, teachers, friends etc.

The MDA facilitates a support network and provides social contact, for those who want it, to others with similar neuromuscular conditions. We liaise with other services such as home-based care providers, health professionals, education professionals and Work & Income NZ (WINZ) to coordinate client needs.

Our information service includes a resource library and information on all aspects of living with specific neuromuscular conditions in New Zealand. We have branches throughout the country and field-worker services covering most areas in New Zealand.

There are more than sixty different recognised types of neuromuscular conditions. We cover the muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophies, hereditary neuropathies, congenital myopathies, myasthenias, myotonic dystrophies, metabolic diseases of muscle and inflammatory myopathies.

Contact Details

National Office

PO Box 16 238



Tel: +64 9 815 0247

Fax: +64 9 815 7260

Free Phone: 0800 800 337