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The Comprehensive Movement Disorder and Spasticity Clinic is made up of experts across multiple specialties. The team works together to provide the best treatment plan for patients with complex movement disorders and spasticity. In this environment, specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine simultaneously address each child's medical needs in a single visit. 

What to expect during your appointment

The clinic schedules the patient for a 60 to 90-minute appointment. All specialists are in the same room at the same time, collaborating with one another and discussing the child’s case. Our team also includes the child’s family and other disciplines such as social work, nutrition, and physical therapy as needed. This approach provides better outcomes, increases patient and family satisfaction, and reduces time at the hospital. 

Clinic scheduling

The clinic is conducted the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Children’s Mercy Adele Hall campus in the orthopedic clinic.

For referral and appointment information, contact clinic coordinator Margo Simon, RN, at (816) 302-8412.


  • Musculoskeletal deformities

  • Chorea

  • Dystonia

  • Myoclonus

  • Spasticity

  • Kernicterus

  • Ataxia

  • Cerebral palsy



Cerebral Palsy: Hailey's Story

Born premature and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Hailey Bertoncino’s physical challenges have made walking, and especially running, difficult. But with the help of the Children’s Mercy Comprehensive Movement Disorders and Spasticity Clinic, a special surgery called selective dorsal rhizotomy, and extensive rehabilitation, her goal is to play T-ball this summer.

Meet Hailey
Cerebral Palsy patient Hailey receives care at Children's Mercy.