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This clinic provides a consultative service on various equipment needs, including walkers, gait trainers, standers, special seating, and/or bath chairs.
Available equipment is trialed with a multidisciplinary team including a physical therapist and a vendor.
The physical therapist makes recommendations on the best equipment for home, assists in the ordering process through insurance, and provides education to caregivers on use and positioning to optimize function.
Occupational therapists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team in the Autism Clinic.
Therapists provide evaluation services including standardized testing and clinical observation of gross and fine motor skills, sensory integrative processing, and assessment of independent functioning in age-appropriate activities of daily living.
They also provide recommendations for educational developmental therapies and family education.
For further information, please contact the Developmental Medicine Clinic at (816) 234-3674.
Occupational therapists are part of the multidisciplinary team in the Down Syndrome Clinic.
The clinic serves as a consultative service and screening mechanism for children with Down Syndrome from birth through adolescence, following the health care guidelines created by the National Network of Medical Clinics for Children with Down Syndrome.
The occupational therapist provides recommendations for developmental motor skills, feeding dysfunction, independent life skills and educational-therapy recommendations.
Occupational therapists work closely with the orthopedic physicians in a weekly hand clinic to provide services including splint fabrication; measurement for pressure garments to assist with scar management and edema control; range of motion; strengthening exercises; as well as adaptive technique instruction for activities of daily living as needed.
Physical therapists are part of the multidisciplinary team in the Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center.
Outreach clinics are held in Springfield, MO, and Wichita, KS, for comprehensive evaluations.
Therapists participate in clinic as well as provide direct care for inpatients and outpatients with bleeding disorders.
Therapy interventions include a physical-therapy evaluation of the musculoskeletal system and recommendations for home programming including exercises and joint protection techniques.
The physical therapists are active in the National Hemophilia Foundation and participate in data collection for the CDC.
Limb Differences Clinic
The Amputation and Limb Differences Clinic helps children from birth to 21 years with amputations and limb differences whether congenital or acquired.
The interdisciplinary team at this clinic comprises of pediatric rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, a physical therapist and/or an occupational therapist and prosthetists, and orthopedic surgeons.
Muscle and Nerve Clinic is designed to provide diagnostic workup and ongoing rehabilitation management for various neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy as well as other nerve and muscle disorders.
The therapists contribute to this clinic by performing comprehensive evaluations including range of motion, strength, functional abilities including pulmonary functioning and provide recommendations for therapy and equipment needs.
The Pectus Clinic is a leading pectus center that provides consults for more than 200 pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum patients each year and performs 30-40 surgeries annually.
The center offers the pectus excavatum minimally invasive surgery “Nuss technique” with Cryoablation or freezing the nerves during surgery as well as the innovative dynamic compression device (DCD) bracing system, bracing the most patients in the nation.
The multidisciplinary team in the Seating Clinic uses a comprehensive and effective approach for evaluating a child's mobility and positioning needs.
They recommend an appropriate seating system, obtain and fit the seating system, and provide education and instruction to the child and family, specific to the wheelchair they have selected.
Our staff also assists families explore their funding options.
Adaptive car seat evaluations are also available.
Spinal Defects Clinic
Spinal Defects Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic for the evaluation of children with spinal cord anomalies.
Physical and occupational therapists work closely with physicians, nurses, and other ancillary services to provide on-going data collection on neurological status including gross and fine motor evaluations.
They make recommendations for home programs, equipment needs, family education, outpatients therapies and school-based educational services.
The Children's Mercy Comprehensive Stroke Center is a multidisciplinary stroke clinic that is prepared to respond quickly to any child who comes in with stroke symptoms.
The pediatric stroke team includes specialists from several departments at Children’s Mercy, including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, anesthesiology, and the pediatric intensive care unit.