Neuromuscular Program

Our Services

The Neuromuscular Clinic will provide a comprehensive evaluation of your child and devise a treatment plan based on your child's specific needs. The following services are available through our Clinic:

Diagnostic services

Testing available through the Neuromuscular Clinic:

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What to expect at your visit

Your child will be evaluated by several members of our team within the Neuromuscular clinic. This usually starts with the neurologist and physical therapist and may also include the occupational therapist, genetic counselor, dietician and social worker. Consultation from a pulmonary, cardiac or orthopaedic specialist is sometimes requested.

The initial visit often takes 2 hours. We suggest you bring snacks, toys and books to occupy your time.

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How to prepare for your visit

Please complete an  Enrollment Form and fax or mail to:

Neuromuscular Program Coordinator
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Wood Center, 6th Floor
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: 215-590-2223
Phone: 215-590-1719

It is important to bring with you any prior testing performed elsewhere, for example MRI scan, muscle biopsy slides, EMG reports, lab test results and physical and occupational therapy reports.

If you require a referral or authorization to be seen at CHOP, please contact your primary care physician at least one week in advance of your appointment and request consultation authorization with neurology, physical therapy and occupation therapy. If you have any questions, pleas call Marissa White at the above number.

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Management options

Treatment for your child will be individualized and is based upon:

Your physician will recommend your child for the appropriate intervention. This may include:

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