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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 children with complex movement disorders and spasticity. You can see specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine at the same time so your child receives coordinated care for their medical needs. 

What to expect during your appointment

You can expect to be in the clinic for about 60 to 90 minutes for your appointment. All specialists are in the same room at the same time, collaborating with one another and discussing your child’s case. Your voice as parent or caregiver is very important to our team. We can also connect you with other services, such as social work, nutrition, and physical therapy, as needed. This collaborative approach provides better care for your child and reduces the time you spend at appointments. 

Clinic scheduling

We see families at the Children's Mercy Sports Medicine at Village West. Prior to an appointment in our clinic, we ask that you 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.