Dr. Cary Mielke, Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities recently shared his insights into treatment of children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Mielke, talks about how patients with CP benefit from a more individualized orthotic management rather than a one-device-fits-all approach.
In a story titled Fine-tuning orthotic device prescription, fitting in CP, Dr. Mielke explains how practitioners at Shriners Hospitals for Children take a multidisciplinary approach. Coordination of care may include an orthopedist, orthotist, and physical therapist. The story appeared in a recent issue of Lower Extremity Review: Pediatrics
The article also features research from Senior Physical Therapist Nancy Scullion, PT, MPT, PCS, at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago.