Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) can affect a child’s muscle tone, movement and speech. Some children might walk a little awkwardly but don’t need special help. Others benefit from technology and assistive devices to help them move and communicate. At Nemours Children's, our orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and other CP specialists are experts in diagnosing cerebral palsy in children. We’re here to help kids with CP from the start — and keep them thriving as they grow.

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) can affect a child’s muscle tone, movement and speech. Some children might walk a little awkwardly but don’t need special help. Others benefit from technology and assistive devices to help them move and communicate. At Nemours Children's, our orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and other CP specialists are experts in diagnosing cerebral palsy in children. We’re here to help kids with CP from the start — and keep them thriving as they grow.

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Cerebral Palsy

Why Choose Us

Families come to Nemours because of our national reputation for diagnosing and treating all types of cerebral palsy in children. We’re known for providing excellent care and warm, personal attention. And, year after year, members of our CP team are recognized as "Best Doctors in America®."

Kids with CP grow and do their best when the whole family takes part in the child’s development and care. That’s why we include parents and other family members in your child’s treatment plans. Families also choose Nemours because we’re always looking for better ways to diagnose and care for conditions like CP. We stay on the leading edge of research, and are actively involved in studies and clinical trials

Regional Care Highlights

Delaware Valley Highlights

Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

We offer cerebral palsy treatment at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.).

  • Regularly ranked among the top 20 children’s hospitals in the country for pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report (Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware)
  • Cerebral Palsy Center — one of only a few medical centers in the Mid-Atlantic region that cares solely for children with cerebral palsy, and one of the largest CP programs in the country
  • Doctors known around the world for CP treatment and research, treating more than 3,000 children from across the globe every year
  • Advanced data to inform care, with one of the few computer-assisted pediatric Gait & Motion Analysis labs (providing detailed information on exactly how your child is walking, which muscles they’re using, etc.)
  • Bone metabolism program, to help kids maintain good bone density and prevent fractures, which is common in kids with CP — including vitamin and mineral levels, supplements and exercises to promote bone strength
  • Nobel Prize-winning EOS imaging technology for the lowest dose of radiation possible to make medical imaging safer
  • Nursing excellence — our nursing program at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware earned Magnet status, the country’s highest nursing credential
  • Wheelchair clinic and assistive technology to help kids get around, communicate and learn
  • State-of-the-art cast room and on-site brace fitting, orthotic and prosthetic shops
  • Pediatric outpatient therapy services program that’s one of the only in the region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation (“PM&R” or “Rehab Medicine”) services, including certified occupational, physical and hand therapies
  • Indoor pediatric therapy pool (the largest of its kind in the tristate area)
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, right across from our hospital’s campus, for a home away from home during long hospital stays

Learn more about the Cerebral Palsy Center.

Florida Highlights

Central Florida

We offer cerebral palsy treatment at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida (Orlando).

Northeast Florida

We offer cerebral palsy treatment at Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville (working with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, connected by a walkway.) 

Northwest Florida

We offer cerebral palsy treatment at Nemours Children’s Health, Pensacola.

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