At the Cerebral Palsy Clinic, your child will benefit from the combined insights of neurosurgeons, neurologists, occupational therapists and other specialists, who review your child’s unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Appointments & Referrals Appointments & Referrals
Journee’s Story | Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Journee and her mother traveled from Boston to meet pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Ranjit Varghese and neurosurgeon Shenandoah Robinson. Journee's surgeons developed a cerebral palsy treatment plan with the rehabilitation team at the Kennedy Krieger Institute to get her standing and walking for the first time.
Cerebral Palsy Specialists
Stephanie Berry, P.A.-C
Heather Kerber, P.A.-C.
Cerebral Palsy Procedures
A baclofen pump delivers a muscle relaxant directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, which helps manage muscle stiffness and spasms better than with baclofen taken by mouth.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a way to reduce muscle spasms and stiffness by cutting some of the sensory nerve fibers that carry sensation from the muscles to the spinal cord.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy | Frequently Asked Questions
Pediatric neurosurgeon Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson answers frequently asked questions about selective dorsal rhizotomy for cerebral palsy. Dr. Robinson discusses the best candidates for this procedure, the best time to consider surgery and long-term results.
Sarah's Story | Dystonic Cerebral Palsy
When Sarah was only a week old, her parents began what's become a lifelong relationship with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. When Sarah's dystonia worsened at the age of 10, her neurosugeon, Dr. Robinson, recommended a baclofen pump to help her reach her potential.