Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders Program

HOSPITAL/DIVISION
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Orthopedics

DIRECTOR
George H. Thompson, MD

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Christina K. Hardesty, MD

KEY CONTACT
Michelle Janas, RN 216-844-5620

APPOINTMENT LINE
For appointments and transfers, please call 216-844-7200.

Conditions Treated
Cerebral palsy
Spasticity
Dystonia
Movement disorders
Gait abnormality
Myelodysplasia
Spina bifida
Muscular dystrophy
Neuromuscular scoliosis
Spinal muscular atrophy
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Therapies
Casting and manipulation
Physical/occupational/speech therapy
Gait analysis
BOTOX® (botulinum toxin) therapy
Oral medications to treat spasticity, drooling and other conditions
Baclofen pump implantation and management
Surgical correction of neuromuscular scoliosis
Tendon lengthenings or transfers
Correction of curved or rotated bones
Correction of dislocated joints

Distinguishing Features
Only physician in Ohio to offer all of these options in one office
Only female orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. to offer these treatments
Integrated seamless collaboration with the Comprehensive Care team, including appointments the same day in the same location
Internationally recognized implantation and management of Baclofen pumps
Thorough evaluation of patient as a whole person, including family and caregivers – resulting in individualized care
Orthotics evaluation on site during clinic visit
National training center for fellows and physicians
Ranked #22 in the country by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019