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Spasticity Program

(757) 668-9915

CHKD's spasticity management program is a multi-disciplinary approach designed to evaluate and recommend treatment for patients with neurologic disorders causing spasticity.

Our physician team is composed of a pediatric physiatrist, neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Physical therapy 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.

Conditions We Treat

The physician team evaluates patients and collaborates to determine 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


Insurance and Referral Information

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) 668-9915 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.  

(757) 668-9915