Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Spasticity Clinic

We assess and treat patients with motor delays and motor control issues. Our team works together with families to create the best treatment plan for each child. The most common treatment interventions include oral medications, intramuscular injections, selective dorsal rhizotomy, intrathecal baclofen pump, deep brain stimulation, serial casting, and other therapies. Referrals to other specialists are made when helpful.

Our Team
Robert Steven Couch, M.D.
Alice Lawrence, M.D.
Stacy Stark, D.O.
Jennie Stevens, RN, MSN, CPNP
Shai Bynum, RN, MSN, CPNP
Laura Flynn, PT
Robin Cox, RN

Preparing for your visit
Your child should have a good night’s sleep and a meal before coming to clinic. Bring snacks or toys to entertain your child during the visit. If your child currently has therapists, bring progress reports or a note from them about your child so their input can also be considered. If possible, it is helpful to bring any braces, splints, walkers, and wheelchair to the evaluation.

What you can do before your clinic visit
Talk to your child's doctor and to your child’s school system (if they are in school) about setting up evaluations and therapies with a physical and occupational therapist.

We can help families with issues including:

  • Motor delay
  • Motor impairment
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dystonia
  • Spasticity
  • Ataxia
  • Brain injury
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Hemiplegia

A referral from your child’s primary care professional, neurologist or orthopedic physician is required to schedule an appointment in the STEP clinic. Referring physician may contacting our office at (615) 936-0249 or fax a refferal to (615) 936-0256.

Last Edited: August 24, 2015