Cerebral palsy and movement disorders, The Children's Hospital at Westmead


Phone: (02) 7825 0833

Email: SCHN-CHW-KidsRehab@health.nsw.gov.au

Location: Children's Assessment Centre, Level 3 Outpatients, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

About our service

The Cerebral Palsy and Movement Disorders clinic is part of Kids Rehab and offers a consultancy service for children and adolescents with predominantly physical disabilities that are congenital or acquired early in life. Our service also treats other acquired physical disabilities, such as hereditary spastic paraparesis and conditions with increased muscle tone.

This clinic helps coordinate the child's needs by providing consultations, advice and support to parents and families, health professionals, teachers and others who are involved in the care of children with physical disabilities. We coordinate referrals to other specialised services and programs, where appropriate.

Referral information

Referral information and eligibility criteria

This service is a part of Kids Rehab, The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

See Kids Rehab for referral and eligibility information.

Clinic information

Children and adolescents attending the Cerebral Palsy and Movement Disorders clinic will be seen by a rehabilitation consultant, physiotherapist and occupational therapist. 

Appointments are one hour and cover issues related to: general health and medication review; school and play; communication; activities of daily living; current equipment; community therapies; sport and leisure; sleep; pain; hip and spine surveillance and orthopaedic issues. 

Please bring all orthoses and splints with you to clinic as well as any recent therapy, medical or school reports. 

Other programs that are available include:

  • Spasticity and dystonia management
  • Botulinum Toxin program
  • Intrathecal Baclofen program
  • Deep Brain Stimulation program
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy program

Handbook for parents and carers

Resources and support on a range of topics for children and families living with cerebral palsy. 

Last updated Monday 20th May 2024

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