We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating children and teens with physical disabilities. This allows us to provide a comprehensive continuum of care that treats the specific needs of each young athlete and their family. Our care team consists of the following specialties:
Our child neurologists are specialists in managing various neuromuscular diagnoses in young patients including seizures, epilepsy, spasticity and other movement disorders, as well as other problems linked to the nervous system. They help correctly diagnose children with neurological conditions and manage the complications related to them.
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons provide fracture care, address concerns about surgical hardware, and consult with the care team in the event that surgical management for an injury is needed.
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Our team of certified orthotists and prosthetists works with each patient to ensure that all equipment (including wheelchairs, assistive devices, prosthetics and braces) function properly. They can also provide information about sports-specific equipment and assist in its fitting and delivery.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)
Board-certified pediatric physiatrists treat physical impairments that affect function. They treat a variety of conditions—including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, spasticity, neuromuscular disorders and amputation—and help ensure that athletes can participate safely and treat injuries when they occur.
Services include physical, occupational, vestibular (balance-related), recreational and hand therapy. Rehabilitation specialists help our doctors treat injured athletes and get them back to sports and other daily activities quickly and safely.
- Amy Bohn, C.P.A.M., O.T.R./L.
- Caroline Bradley, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S.
- Eddie Fagan, P.T., S.C.S., J.D.
- Julie Hagar, C.T.R.S.
- Jill M. Reyes, P.T., D.P.T., S.C.S.
- Els Van den Eynde, O.T.R./L., M.B.A., C.B.I.S.T.
Our program includes a non-surgical sports medicine specialist to treat sports-related injuries, including sprains, strains, concussions and overuse injuries.
Other Pediatric Specialties
Depending on the needs of the athlete, our Adaptive Sports Program provides access to more than 60 pediatric specialties at Children's—including cardiology, gastroenterology, hand surgery, neurology, pain management, pulmonology, social services, urology and wound care.