Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Disorders
The Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Clinics are conducted in the Center for Children at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. These clinics are multidisciplinary and our focus is to improve patient outcomes with treatment for conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and muscular dystrophy. What is unique to our Center is that our children are assessed on an individual basis for their needs and issues by our Team. Outcome measures, including questionnaires and other assessment tolls, are utilized to best determine plans of treatment, both operative and non-operative.
To complement our Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Clinics, the Center for Children also holds specialty clinics for Spasticity Management, Rehabilitation, and Equipment for children up to the age of 18. We also offer assistance with transitioning of our adolescent and early adult patients into our adult-based center. In 2012, the world-class pediatric services of Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine will also be joining the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases to further enhance the treatment of the Center's children for their needs of mobility.
Norman Y. Otsuka, MD, a recognized leader in Cerebral Palsy with an interest in outcomes research, is the Director of the Elly Hammerman Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Disorders. Cari Martone, CPNP, is the Clinical Coordinator for these specialty clinics and can be reached at 212.598.6018 or by email for questions regarding children with Cerebral Palsy or other neuromuscular disorders.