Welcome to OPEN-TACT!

Welcome to Muscular Dystrophy UK's OPEN-TACT


OPEN-TACT is an online physiotherapy e-learning resource designed for specialist neuromuscular and community-based physiotherapists who want to learn more about assessing and managing neuromuscular conditions. You'll also find a virtual clinic where you can learn how to carry out the North Star Ambulatory Assessment (NSAA) for boys and young men with Duchenne.

Follow the links below to explore the site and start browsing the guidance notes. Currently, we have guidance available for the following NSAA training and assessment compentency tool scenarios:

  • PIN1 - The PIN1 scenario is designed for Band 5-6 physiotherapists working in a community setting, or those specialising in neuromuscular care (NPT),  in a tertiary centre or as part of their specific caseload. The scenario covers the assessment of boys undertaking the 17 items of the North Star Ambulatory Assessment (NSAA).


Here you'll find information about the neuromuscular conditions we currently cover on this website.

Here's where you can practise conducting and scoring a North Star Ambulatory Assessment (NSAA).