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The Children’s Mercy Comprehensive Movement Disorder and Spasticity Clinic is one of the only clinics in the nation that provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinic for children with complex movement and spasticity disorders. 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.

Diagnosis

  • Musculoskeletal deformities

  • Chorea

  • Dystonia

  • Myoclonus

  • Spasticity

  • Kernicterus

  • Ataxia

  • Cerebral palsy

Treatments