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Armeo Therapy at Shriners Children’s provides patients with lost or restricted motor function in their upper extremities an opportunity to use a unique rehabilitation tool that embraces the whole arm, from shoulder to hand, during therapy.

Assistive devices like these complement your child’s existing treatment plan while also providing additional support to the entire Shriners Children’s care team. The guiding arm of the Armeo®Spring enables our clinicians to easily evaluate changes in motor function as therapy progresses, and that feedback is used to formulate “next steps” in your child’s medical journey with us.

The ergonomic and adjustable interface of the Armeo®Spring counterbalances the weight of your child’s arm, encouraging them to achieve a higher number of repetitions than seen in the conventional arm and hand therapy setting. 3D game-like environments engage children by putting them in the driver’s seat of their very own avatar. Depending on the need of your child, therapists are able to easily adapt a diverse list of exercises to focus on improving motor function or cognitive abilities. Children receives rewards for their performance, which provides extra motivation during training and makes this type of occupational therapy quite fun.

Compassionate care coupled with innovative technology like the Armeo®Spring is what makes Shriners Children’s stand apart as a trusted provider for all pediatric orthopedic conditions.

Specific treatments and services may vary by location. Please contact a specific location for more information.

What Conditions Can You Treat Using Armeo Therapy?

The purpose of the Armeo®Spring is to support functional therapy for patients (at least four years old) with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses that may be related to sports injury or developmental conditions. This includes, but is it not limited to:

I think the Armeo®Spring is amazing! It helps Bentley control his weaker arm and improve his fine motor skills. He loves playing the games it offers, all while strengthening his arm.
Linda, Florida
male patient playing during recreational therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists at Shriners Children's help kids be as independent as possible, focusing on what is important to them and what they love to do in their daily lives.

Conditions We Support

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Cerebral Palsy

At Shriners Children's, our team of specialists provides individualized care for your child with cerebral palsy.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury occurs when nerves in the spinal column in the center of the back are damaged. Shriners Children’s offers advanced surgery options and therapy options to help restore your child’s function and mobility.

Spinal Instability

Spinal instability means there is abnormal motion between the bones of the spine, this could be from a disorder/syndrome or trauma that can cause pressure on the spinal cord.

Spinal Deformity

At Shriners Children's, our focus is on early detection and fusionless treatments for the growing spine. Our teams take an integrated approach to the treatment of spinal deformities like scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy attacks nerve cells, called motor neurons, in the spinal cord. At Shriners Children's, we offer treatments including physical therapy, respiratory treatment and surgery.

Hand Anomalies

Hand anomalies (deformities) may be present at birth or appear later in life after an injury. The physicians at Shriners Children’s are here to collaborate on a care plan as unique as your child and their specific hand disorder.

Elbow Injuries

Elbow injuries are common in active children and can range from mild to severe. Specialists at Shriners Children's will assess your child's elbow injury and develop a customized treatment plan.

Congenital Radial Head Dislocation

Congenital radial head dislocation is the most common elbow deformity characterized by limited range of motion and arm bowing. Treatments for this condition vary. Surgery is only recommended when the condition causes pain.

Next Steps

Request an Appointment

Families and caregivers seeking treatment should start by contacting us for an appointment.

Log in to the Patient Portal

Parents and guardians of existing patients can email, request records, schedule appointments and more.

Refer a Patient

Physicians and healthcare providers can request appointments, start transfers or contact us with questions.