FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy.
We will focus on three "departments" (see below) – Physical Health, Wellness, and Research – drawing on the many resourceful, creative people in our community who have earned their MDs and PhDs in living with FSHD. Over time, we expect to establish new departments to address additional areas where we see a thirst for knowledge. Your input and suggestions are very much welcome. This is YOUR university!
Upcoming Events › FSHD Radio
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET | 7-8pm CT | 6-7pm MT | 5-6pm PT This monthly meeting is for those of you who are providing care to loved ones with FSHD. This virtual meeting is a safe and supportive space to share your experiences, challenges, and helpful tips with other caregivers. This month, we have a recommended reading, this NPR story, "Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It's Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic." A recent study found that family caregivers…Find out more »
This is our monthly Zoom meeting on Wellness, held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00-6:00 pm ET (if Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday). The Wellness Hour is open to everyone in the FSHD community. This is your time to enjoy the company of fellow FSHers, share challenges, talk about what works for you, and feel validated and supported in whatever you may be going through. If you are interested, please…Find out more »
9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM CT | 7:00 PM MT | 6:00 PM PT This month's guests are Ally Roets and her son, Sam Ellis. Together with Kristin Zwickau, they are co-leading our early-onset FSHD chapter for families that have members who developed symptoms of FSHD in early childhood. This form of FSHD brings unique challenges. We seek to connect early-onset families around the world through this chapter so that they can share their knowledge and advocate for research…Find out more »
FSHD University video playlist
Best practices in medical care, physical therapy, and exercise for FSHD can improve health and overall function in many individuals.
Disability and unpredictability take a toll on mental health and well-being. Learn how to manage stress and anxiety and find happiness.
Understanding research can guide best practices in care and empower you to engage in impactful ways with research and drug development.
Information provided by the FSHD Society does not imply an endorsement of any of the drugs, procedures, treatments, or products discussed. Please consult your own healthcare provider about any medical interventions.