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Adaptive Equipment Clinic

 

  • 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.

Autism Clinic

 

  • 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.

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Brachial Plexus Clinic

 

  • The Brachial Plexus Clinic is a comprehensive clinic for the evaluation of children that have sustained a brachial plexus injury.

  • Each child is evaluated by the brachial plexus team and given an individualized plan of care.

  • The team consists of two occupational therapists, a physiatrist, nurse practitioner, orthopedic surgeon and plastic surgeon.

  • For further information, please contact the Brachial Plexus Clinic at (816) 234-3380

  • Brachial clinic brochure (pdf)

Burn Clinic

 

  • Physical and occupational therapists work closely with physicians, nursing, and other ancillary services to provide comprehensive follow-up burn care.

  • Therapists provide evaluations and recommendations for exercise and scar management.

  • Services include measurement and fitting of pressure garments, splinting, casting, home-exercise programs, outpatient therapies and family education.

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Cleft Palate Clinic

 

  • Occupational therapists are part of the multidisciplinary team the in Cleft Palate Clinic.

  • Therapists assess children who are identified as having oral motor or feeding issues above and beyond those typically experienced by children with craniofacial or cleft palate conditions.

  • Such difficulties could include aspiration and other swallow incoordination, difficulty chewing, and difficulty drinking.

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Down Syndrome Clinic

 

  • 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. 

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Hand clinic

 

  • 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.

  • For more information, please contact our clinic at (816) 234-3380.

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Hemophilia Clinic

 

  • 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.

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Movement Disorders and Spasticity Clinic

 

  • The Comprehensive Movement Disorder and Spasticity Clinic is made up of experts across multiple specialties, including in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine.

  • The team works together to provide the best treatment plan for patients with complex movement disorders and spasticity.

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Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic

 

  • The Children’s Mercy Interdisciplinary Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to the care of children with feeding problems.

  • The Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic brings all of the specialists typically involved in the child’s care together at the same appointment to focus on the child and their feeding problem.

  • These specialists work together on a team that includes a physician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, registered dietitian and nurse.

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Nerve and Muscle Clinic

 

  • Nerve and Muscle 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.

 

Pectus Clinic

 

  • 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.

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Seating Clinic

 

  • 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.

Stroke Clinic

 

  • 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.

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