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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

Patients are seen at the Children's Mercy Sports Medicine at Village West (1801 N. 98th St., Kansas City, Kan. 66111) on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Prior to an appointment in this multidisciplinary clinic, we request that patients first be seen by a Children's Mercy Neurology or Rehabilitation Medicine provider.


  • Musculoskeletal deformities

  • Chorea

  • Dystonia

  • Myoclonus

  • Spasticity

  • Kernicterus

  • Ataxia

  • Cerebral palsy



Severe spasticity and dystonia: Josie's story

At three-years-old, a rare condition damaged Josie’s brain, impacting her ability to speak and leaving her with a severe movement disorder. The Children’s Mercy Comprehensive Movement Disorders and Spasticity Clinic recommended an intrathecal baclofen pump be implanted, and now Josie is on the road to recovery.

Meet Josie
Severe spasticity and dystonia patient, Josie, pushing her hand against adult's hand

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.