a Podopediatrics Site for Children with Neuromuscular Disorders

Services Offered

Pediatric Neuromuscular-Orthopedic Considerations

– movement  analysis and evaluation offering clinical correlation for orthoses management and surgical planning to assist the child with neuromuscular disorders.

– Idiopathic Persistent Toe-Toe Walking

– Musculoskeletal Complaints _ ‘growing pains’, ‘night time muscle cramps’, poor walking endurance

– Lower Limb-Foot Malalignment [Malalignment Syndrome]

Orthoses_ Individualize Child-Specific Design to Enhance Functional Abilities    Topics in Orthotics

  • Selection and design processes: pre- and post surgical
  • AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthoses) simple and complex custom fabrication only
  • SMO ( Supra-Malleolar Orthoses) – medial/lateral and posterior o.m. designs
  • UCBL-styled – multiple variations based on functional benefit

Surgical Considerations

  •  SPML, percutaneous myofascial lengthenings     SPML Discussion
  •  Botox: rationale vs functional benefit
  •  Alcohol neurolyses (alcohol ‘blocks’ for spasticity relief (with or without surgery)
  • Serial Below-knee Walking Casts for Muscular  Growth – an alternative approach

 Common Questions-FAQ





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