Cerebral Palsy Movement Disorders Service

 

The Cerebral Palsy Movement Disorder Service (CPMD) service provides specialist rehabilitation assessment, review and monitoring of children with spasticity and movement disorders.


The service streams include

The CPMD Clinic provides specialist multidisciplinary rehabilitation assessment and review of children with spasticity and movement disorders (including medical management of hypertonia) in an outpatient clinic setting.


Services provided
  • Rehabilitation assessment  and review of children with spasticity and movement disorders (eg medical management of spasticity including medication)
  • Monitoring for potential complications of spasticity
  • Consultation on therapy regimes
  • Referral to Botulinum Toxin Clinic where indicated
  • Health maintenance including referral to the High Risk Hip Surveillance Program and management of bone health
  • Referral to and ongoing liaison with local community services
  • Support for health professionals caring for children living in regional and remote locations including via TeleHealth

Services are provided by
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Nurses
  • Allied Health including Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech Pathologist and Dietitian

Staff
  • Dr Heather Burnett – Staff Specialist
  • Sharon Fenwick – CNC
  • Erin Ralph – Physio
  • Abigail Gibson – OT
  • Nathan Haywood – SP
  • Jeni White – Social Work
  • Wendy McConnell – Clinical Psychologist
  • Natasha Wylde – Registered Nurse
  • Louise Konz - Dietitian
  • Donna Jones / Janet Zacharko – Allied Health Assistant
  • Denise Clark - Administration Officer

The Botulinum Toxin Clinic provides botulinum toxin injections for the management of focal spasticity that is impacting on a person’s participation in day-to-day activities and ability to meet their therapy goals.


Services provided
  • Assessment of functional goals and physical status to identify injection sites to promote function
  • Botulinum toxin injections for the management of focal spasticity
  • Psychosocial support

Services are provided by
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Nursing staff
  • Allied Health staff including Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Allied Health Assistant and Child Life Therapist
Staff
  • Dr Heather Burnett / Dr Tim Scott – Staff Specialist
  • Sharon Fenwick – CNC
  • Erin Ralph / Talia Jones – Physio
  • Abigail Gibson / Nicola Youd – OT
  • Michelle Pietroboni – Child Life Therapy
  • Donna Jones / Janet Zacharko – Allied Health Assistant

Video: Botulinum Toxin Clinic

 

The Rehabilitation Orthopaedic Combined Clinic (ROCC) provides coordinated care around surgical planning, peri-operative and post-operative care and post-surgical rehabilitation for children and young people with existing disabilities requiring complex orthopaedic surgery.


Services provided
  • Identification of patients with complex surgical planning, care and rehabilitation needs
  • Joint pre-surgical appointment with Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic teams for comprehensive surgical planning and goal setting
  • Coordinated medical, nursing and allied health care during and immediately after surgery
  • Intensive rehabilitation following complex orthopaedic surgery

Services are provided by
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Nurses
  • Allied Health including Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and Social Worker. As required, access to other disciplines including Clinical Psychologist, Speech Pathologist and Dietitian are available.