Cerebral Palsy

A child with cerebral palsy hugs a doctor

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the name for a series of neurological disorders caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain that control muscle movement. Cerebral palsy symptoms can be daunting, and cerebral palsy treatment can be overwhelming. Our orthopedists, neurologists, and other specialists and practitioners work together as a team doing whatever it takes to support children with cerebral palsy and their families.

 
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Because cerebral palsy symptoms can vary from child to child, children with cerebral palsy need specialized care tailored to their own individual needs. And although there's no cure, a variety of resources and therapies can provide help and improve the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy.

As soon as CP is diagnosed, a child can begin therapy for movement, learning, speech, hearing and social and emotional development. Pediatric cerebral palsy treatment also may include medication, surgery or braces to help improve muscle function.

Our Cerebral Palsy Program teams include a wide array of pediatric medical and allied health professionals (therapists and technicians), including:

For children with cerebral palsy, compassion and kindness are just as important as advanced training, technology and experience. That’s why it’s good to know that we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our pediatric team will work with your family and your child’s other doctors to ensure that your child is able to maintain maximum functionality while experiencing minimal pain and discomfort throughout our pediatric cerebral palsy treatment.

Nemours Children's Clinic, Pensacola

5153 N. Ninth Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32504
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For Appointments: (850) 505-4700

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time)
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families
Support Services & Information

Children with cerebral palsy (CP) can receive a variety of cerebral palsy treatments and services at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola. Because children with CP and other complex conditions often need to see multiple specialists, our program provides access to doctors in many fields, working together as a team, and we can often schedule appointments for your family to see various specialists on a single day.

Our Treatment Program For Children With Cerebral Palsy

At Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola, we provide a range of services for children with cerebral palsy:
  • surgical management, in collaboration with surgeons at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital
  • hearing tests, with our audiologists
  • evaluations and treatment for spasticity, muscle stiffness or tightness
  • prescriptions for braces, when needed

To provide comprehensive care that’s kid-friendly and family-focused, we collaborate seamlessly with surgeons and other experts at nearby Sacred Heart Children's Hospital as well as neurologists at the Child Neurology Center of Northwest Florida.