The team is made up of a number of health care professionals including:
The nursing team will complete a nursing assessment during Clinic. They also coordinate your child’s clinic appointments. You may call the nursing team between clinic visits if you have any concerns or questions.
A neurosurgeon is specialized in treating problems with the nervous system. He will monitor your child for any nerve changes affecting sensation or muscle activity.
An orthopedic surgeon specializes in the surgical treatment of muscles and the bony skeleton. As your child grows, the orthopedic surgeon will check his or her bones and muscles.
An urologist assesses your child’s bladder, kidney and bowel functions to detect any changes.
An occupational therapist may see your child to check his or her daily living skills, fine motor skills (small muscle movements, preschool and school related issues). Depending on your child’s needs, the therapist may provide direct treatment to your child, or suggestions for home or school.
A physiotherapist may see your child to check his or her muscle strength, joint movement and sensation level. The therapist’s focus is to help your child develop independent ways of moving. They will work together with the physiotherapist in your community.
A social worker is available to the child and all family members as they adapt to the impact of the child’s health concerns. They can help your family with many issues.
An urodynamics nurse performs a bladder function test call urodynamics. He or she can also teach you and your child bladder and bowel management programs.
A volunteer will help your visit run smoothly. She greets you when you arrive at the clinic and directs you to the areas of the Health Centre where your appointments will take place.