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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. Depending on the plan, your team may include social workers, registered nurses, child life specialists, dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists and therapeutic recreation consultants. Procedures or follow-up appointments will be booked with members from your child’s team of specialists 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, traditional inpatient services and any other professional support services related to your child’s treatment plan.

Specialty Care at Shriners Children's Philadelphia

Shriners Children’s Philadelphia offers specialized care for a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, including fractures, scoliosis and spine care, spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation. You can read more about our pediatric specialty care programs below.

Fracture Care

If your child has experienced a fracture or sports-related injury, our team of specialists can provide X-rays, casting, surgery, follow-up assessments and rehabilitation.

Fracture care is provided to children and families Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., except holidays. If your child has a fracture or sports injury, you can visit us during our walk-in clinic hours.

Please note that our medical center does not offer emergency room or urgent care services for open fractures or injuries that are life or limb-threatening.

Orthopedic Care

Our orthopedic department includes world-renowned experts in pediatric orthopedics, including physicians, surgeons and acclaimed basic science researchers. Some of our physicians on this team also hold teaching positions at Temple University and Jefferson Medical College.

If your child has an orthopedic condition, such as brachial plexus, cerebral palsy, clubfoot, a fracture, hand or limb deficiencies, spina bifida, scoliosis, a spinal disorder or a sports injury, Shriners Children's Philadelphia is an exceptional facility to consider for their treatment. Our highly-qualified staff will work with you to develop a plan that covers all aspects of their care including treatment, surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support.

Scoliosis and Spine Care

Because of our team's expertise in orthopedics, we are equipped to provide treatment for more complex conditions including a variety of spinal conditions and scoliosis. Our treatment approach for these conditions will vary depending on the cause and severity of the disorder.

If your child has scoliosis or a spine condition, our team of specialists will perform a comprehensive assessment, then work with you to develop a plan that covers all aspects of your child's care. Treatment for spine conditions can vary, so your child's care plan may include surgery, rehabilitation, psychological support or other forms of specialized care.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can have a tremendous impact on children and their families. That's why our team is committed to ongoing research and innovation when it comes to the ways we approach treatment for these complex conditions.

If your child has experienced a spinal cord injury, we will work with you to pursue a specialized care plan for them that will result in the best possible outcome for their condition. Ultimately, our goal in creating this plan is to get your child to a place of independence where they can participate fully in their communities and live satisfying lives free from medical complications.

A Leader in Pediatric Specialty Care

Our team of specialists works with you to design a treatment program that focuses on the overall health and well-being of your child.
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Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

Our comprehensive rehabilitation program includes specialists who work with your child to optimize their independence and improve their function following an injury or surgical procedure.
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Prosthetic and Orthotic Excellence

Our in-house Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) provide custom devices, braces and limbs to patients with various conditions.
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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.