Collaborative Motor Clinic
The staff in this clinic work with families to provide evaluation/diagnosis and ongoing treatment of conditions affecting movement, including motor delays, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries, spina bifida, muscle disorder, genetic conditions, and other conditions that limit mobility. We offer a family-centered approach with the patient and family members as important members of the team.
This multidisciplinary clinic is offered on Thursdays to allow coordination of multiple specialty appointments including some or all of the following:
- Work up to determine cause of motor impairments.
- Identification and treatment of associated medical concerns (spasticity, pain, nutritional and growth needs, constipation, low bone mineral content, oral-motor and feeding impairments, behavioral and mental health concerns, learning difficulties)
- Identification of rehabilitative therapy needs with referrals as needed.
- Understanding and exploring developmental and educational needs and explaining educational needs and resources.
- Durable medical and adaptive equipment evaluations as well as orthotic molding for feet.
- Information regarding military and community resources.
Your team may include:
- Developmental Pediatrician
- Pediatric Neurologist
- Pediatric Nutritionist
- Pediatric Physical Therapist
- Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist
We also work closely with pediatric orthopedic surgery and other subspecialties as needed. We strive to maintain communication with the primary care managers who are an integral part of the care team.
Our staff can assist in coordinating the multiple appointments for this day as needed.
Before coming to our clinic, please complete the following steps:
- Fill out this form... Collaborative Motor Clinic New Patient Questionnaire and return it to our clinic coordinator via fax 757-953-7134, or email or drop it off at out clinic.
- Contact our clinic coordinator at 757 953-5174 to schedule your appointment in the Collaborative Motor Clinic. Please let us know in advance if you think you might have equipment needs (orthotics, walkers, bathing equipment, strollers, wheelchairs) so that we can allow adequate time for appointments.
Important: If you are not followed or have not been seen in the military system bring the following to your appointment:
- Copies of MRIs or other radiologic studies.
- Lab results including genetic studies. Copies of specialty (neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, feeding etc) consultation reports.
Important: Please also bring copies of your child’s IEP, progress reports and most recent eligibility testing