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Our Treatment Approach

A Treatment Approach Unique to your Child

Your child’s team of physicians and specialists will be created to suit their individualized care needs. Designing this personalized plan is important to us because we believe that your child deserves a care plan as unique and special as they are.

What You Can Expect

Before Your Visit

Prior to your initial visit, you will be asked to provide us with your child’s medical records and any insurance information. For details on what is required, please visit our Patient Information page.

During Your Visit

You’ll typically begin with a visit to our clinic. Here, we will evaluate your child and work with you to design a customized treatment plan.

After Your Visit

Following the clinical evaluation and care plan development, you and your child will be introduced to their individualized team of specialists. Procedures or follow-up appointments will be booked with members from your child’s team according to their care plan.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to ensuring your child thrives at home, school and in their community. This includes providing your family with the highest quality of care, access to our in-house clinical services, and any other professional support services related to your child’s treatment plan.

Specialization at Shriners Children's Erie

Our team of physicians and specialists at Shriners Children's Erie are highly-trained and experienced in pediatric orthopedic care. Our outpatient clinic focuses on a wide range of orthopedic conditions including fracture care, orthotic and prosthetic services, scoliosis and spine care and rehabilitation and a variety of other conditions ranging from simple to complex.

Fracture Care

female patient on crutchesIf your child has experienced a fracture our experienced team of specialists can provide casting, surgery, follow-up assessments and rehabilitation.

Fracture care is provided to children and families on a referral basis. So, if your child has experienced a fracture, they must first be seen by a physician, urgent care center or an emergency room doctor. The physician can then arrange an appointment through our referral process. Our medical center does not offer emergency room or urgent care services for fractures or injuries.

Orthopedic Care

male patient with a smile on his faceShriners Children's Erie is equipped to provide care for children with a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Our surgeons and specialists are regional leaders in pediatric orthopedic care.

If your child has an orthopedic condition that requires specialized care, Shriners Children's Erie is an exceptional facility to consider for their treatment. We provide comprehensive care for orthopedic conditions, including surgery, rehabilitation, and treatment. Our team is committed to ensuring your child receives an optimal outcome.

Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services

Child with therapistPediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) team is devoted to designing braces, artificial arms and legs, and adaptive devices that give children the ability to pursue their dreams.

When you and your child visit our POPS team, it is more than measurements and mechanics. It is about your child sharing their hopes and dreams and providing our team with information specific to them. These personalized details about your child's activities and lifestyle allow our technicians to return to the lab and design a perfect fit just for them.

Scoliosis and Spine Care


Patient in therapyOur team of pediatric orthopedic specialists provide treatment for a variety of spinal conditions including scoliosis. Our treatment approach for these conditions will vary depending on the cause of the disorder and the progression of the spinal curve.

If your child has scoliosis or a spine condition, our team of specialists will work with you to develop a plan that covers all aspects of their care, including surgery, rehabilitation, treatment and psychological support.

We Understand the Unique Medical Needs of Children

We provide vital, pioneering treatment from birth to age 18. Here, children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized as the best by their peers.