A Team-oriented 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, dieticians, 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.
Pediatric Specialty Care at Shriners Children's Salt Lake City
Shriners Children’s Salt Lake City offers specialized care for a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, including rare diseases and syndromes. Our orthopedics department is consistently recognized as a leader in pediatric orthopedic care. Our other specialties include fracture care, pediatric orthotics and prosthetics, scoliosis and spine care and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
If your child has experienced a fracture or sports-related injury, our team of specialists can provide X-rays, casting, splinting and re-alignment, surgery, follow-up assessments and rehabilitation.
Fracture care is provided to children and families on a referral basis. So, if your child has a fracture or sports injury, they should 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.
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.
Our orthopedic department includes world-renowned specialists in pediatric orthopedics, including physicians, surgeons and acclaimed clinical researchers. Our team is highly specialized in a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including limb-length discrepancy, spine conditions, hip disorders and a range of neuromuscular conditions.
If your child has an orthopedic condition, Shriners Children's Salt Lake City 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. Depending on the complexity of your child's condition, their care plan can include a variety of treatments, surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support.
Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services
The Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) team is devoted to designing braces, prosthetic 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.
Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
If your child requires plastic or reconstructive surgery for their condition, our specialists will work with you to develop an individualized plan that focuses on providing them with the best outcome possible.
Scoliosis and Spine Care
Our team of pediatric orthopedic specialists provide treatment for a variety of spinal conditions including scoliosis. Our individualized treatment plans include some of the most advanced and innovative techniques in surgical and non-surgical spine care available.
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.
Wheelchair, Seating and Mobility program
Shriners Children's Salt Lake City Wheelchair, Seating and Mobility program includes an in-house custom seating clinic. Our highly skilled staff of pediatric physical therapists and technicians collaborate to provide customized wheelchair services for our patients.
After your child has been assessed by one of our orthopedic physicians, you may choose to receive services at our wheelchair and seating department. As part of the customization process, we use high-tech tools such as seat simulation services and extensive pressure mapping, as well as innovative and hands-on adjustments to ensure just the right fit. We will work with your family to ensure that your child's device is optimized in a way that supports them in reaching their potential.
Motion Analysis Center for Advanced Care
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
We Understand the Unique Medical Needs of Children
Treatment at Shriners Children's Salt Lake City
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