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Our Treatment Approach

A Treatment Approach Unique to your Child

Your child’s team of physicians and specialists will work together to create a unique care plan for your child. 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, 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 and any other professional support services related to your child’s treatment plan.

For inpatient services, members of our care team will go through details with you about what to expect. They will be available to answer any questions about your child’s procedure and give you information regarding insurance or other documents that may be required prior to your child’s inpatient appointment.

Specialization at Shriners Children's Twin Cities

Shriners Children’s Twin Cities offers specialized care for pediatric orthopedic conditions, including clubfoot, sports medicine, cerebral palsy, spasticity and a variety of other conditions ranging from simple to complex. Our orthopedics department is consistently recognized as a leader in pediatric orthopedic care. Our other treatment services include rheumatology care and specialized plastic surgery.


Our team addresses the needs of children with conditions affecting their joints or soft tissues, such as autoimmune diseases and connective tissue disorders. Care for these conditions is conducted by our specialists in our rheumatology clinic.

If your child requires care for a rheumatology condition, our team is here to help. Depending on the complexity of their condition, your child's care team may include specialists from orthopedics, nursing, physical and occupational therapy and care management. Our experienced staff will work with you to develop an individualized plan that covers all aspects of their care.

Orthopedic Care

Our orthopedic department includes highly trained and experienced pediatric orthopedic specialists. Conditions we treat can range from simple to complex and include disorders such as spasticity, cerebral palsy, clubfoot and other conditions affecting the muscular or neuromuscular system.

If your child has an orthopedic condition Shriners Children's Twin Cities 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, orthotics and prosthetics.

Specialized Plastic Surgery

Our specialists perform plastic surgery for congenital abnormalities, skin wounds, scars, disfigurements caused by burns or accidents and a variety of other conditions.

If your child requires plastic surgery, our specialists will work with you to develop an individualized plan that focuses on providing them with the best outcome possible. If for any reason, we aren't able to treat your child's condition at our Twin Cities location, we will work with you to try and find another hospital in the Shriners network for treatment.

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.