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Spasticity Clinic

The Spasticity Management Program is a multi-disciplinary clinic designed to evaluate and recommend treatment for patients with neurologic disorders causing spasticity. The physician team is composed of a pediatric physiatrist, neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon. A physical therapist coordinates the videotaping prior to the clinic appointment, assesses the current equipment the patients may need, and can be a liaison between the patients’ therapists and the clinic. Care Connection for Children offers care coordination for children with special health care needs.

What conditions do you treat?

The physician team at CHKD Kempsville Satellite Building A will evaluate patients and treatment options for the management of spasticity that include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Orthotics
  • Botox
  • Phenol injections
  • Rhizotomy
  • Oral medications
  • Baclofen pump
  • Tendon lengthening
  • Boney surgery

Videotaping by the physical therapist is performed prior to and following new treatment.

Physicians and Clinic Team

The Spasticity Clinic team consists of pediatric specialists and health care professionals including:

Neurosurgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

Clinic Coordinator

Physical Therapist

Where do you see patients?

Clinic meets at the CHKD Kempsville office (Building A) in Norfolk.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

This depends on what kind of insurance you have.

If you have an HMO, excluding Medicaid, you must:

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician when you call to make an appointment.
  • Make sure that your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.

Please call (757) 668-8247 if you need assistance with the referral process.

If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our Billing and Insurance section.

How do I make an appointment?

To make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call (757) 668-8247.