The Pediatric Movement Disorders Program at Lurie Children’s provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment, including surgical options, of children with movement disorders.
Movement disorders in children affect the speed and quality of movement leading to too much movement, too little movement or problems with balance and coordination.
Pediatric movement disorders can be caused by genetics, metabolic disorders, infections, stroke and vascular disease, toxins, or damage to the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves. Affected children have muscles that are too tight which may case pain, bone and join pathology and tremor.
This program is led by expert subspecialists affiliated with the No. 1 nationally ranked physical medicine and rehabilitation research hospital in the U.S., the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and Lurie Children’s, the No. 1 ranked children’s hospital in Illinois.