What we do in this clinic
Our team will evaluate your child to assess, treat, and plan for motor delays and motor control issues. Based on our evaluation findings, we work with you to select from treatment recommendations. The most common treatments include oral medications, intramuscular injections, selective dorsal rhizotomy, intrathecal baclofen pump, deep brain stimulation, and serial casting. We can make referrals to other specialists when helpful.
Preparing for your visit
Ensure your child has had a good night’s sleep and has eaten a meal before coming to the clinic. Bring snacks or toys. If your child currently has therapists, we appreciate progress reports or a note from them. It is helpful to bring any braces, splints, walkers, or wheelchair to the evaluation.
What can I do for my child before my visit?
Talk to your child's primary care doctor and school system about evaluations and therapies with a physical and occupational therapist.
We can help families with issues including
- Motor delay
- Motor impairment
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injury
- Balance and coordination problems
We require a referral from your child’s primary care professional, neurologist, or orthopedic physician for an appointment in the STEP clinic. Your referring physician may call 615-936-0249 or fax a referral to 615-936-0256.
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