CONDITIONS-RELATED SERVICES

Living well with some conditions, such as cerebral palsy, requires a lifetime of expert medical care. As one of the world’s top cerebral palsy centers, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare provides a full range of services for children, teens and adults who have cerebral palsy. We guide patients and their families through the services they need from birth through adulthood. Gillette provides the following specialties and services that are most often associated with highly complex condition and injuries, such as cerebral palsy.

  • Assistive Technology

At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, we offer assistive technology services for children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex conditions that began during childhood. Our experts design custom orthoses (braces), custom wheelchair seating, prostheses (artificial limbs), mounts for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, protective headgear, power wheelchair controls and more. Collaborating with Gillette therapists and other specialists, our certified orthotists, prosthetists and seating practitioners support comprehensive care. We also work closely with patients, families and community professionals to design custom solutions for each patient’s needs…Learn More >>

  • Gait and Motion Analysis

Gillette operates one of the world’s busiest and most respected clinical gait and motion analysis centers. In fact, our James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis is known worldwide for expertise in diagnosing and planning treatments for people with walking and movement disorders. Through advanced technology and provider expertise, gait and motion analysis measures movement, muscle activity, force production and oxygen consumption to create a clear picture of a patient’s challenges and needs. Providers use the data to plan treatments and measure outcomes in children, teens and adults with a wide variety of conditions…Learn More >>

  • Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics

Neurodevelopmental pediatricians evaluate infants, toddlers and children who show signs of motor and developmental delays. Because early intervention is so important, we offer a variety of developmental assessments—many of which are done by our neurodevelopmental pediatricians…Learn More >>

  • Neurology

Gillette is one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. Our neurologists offer comprehensive care for children, teens and adults who have conditions such as seizures and epilepsy, acquired brain injuries, neurodevelopmental delays, complex movement disorders, and other neurological conditions. As part of Gillette’s Center for Pediatric Neurosciences, our neurologists collaborate with other Gillette specialists to provide comprehensive evaluations and integrated care for patients. In addition, through Gillette LifetimeSpecialty Healthcare, our neurologists care for patients whose needs continue in adulthood…Learn More >>

  • Neuropsychology

Neuropsychologists specialize in the evaluation of emotional, cognitive (e.g., attention, planning, organizing, memory and learning) and behavioral effects of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system. Our neuropsychologists evaluate children, teens and adults who have brain injuries, epilepsy and seizures, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other complex conditions. Our neuropsychologists collaborate with other Gillette specialists to provide comprehensive care for referred pediatric patients. In addition, through Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, our neuropsychologists evaluate patients whose needs continue into adulthood. Our neuropsychology services are primarily available to patients already receiving inpatient or outpatient multidisciplinary medical care at Gillette…Learn More >>

  • Neurosurgery

Gillette is one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. Our neurosurgeons provide comprehensive evaluations and surgical care for children, teens and adults who have conditions and injuries that began in childhood and affect the spinal cord, neck, nerves and/or brain. As part of Gillette’s Center for Pediatric Neurosciences, our neurosurgeons collaborate with other Gillette specialists to provide comprehensive treatment for every patient. In addition, through Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, our neurosurgeons care for patients whose needs continue into adulthood…Learn More >>

  • Nutrition and Feeding

People who have disabilities and complex conditions can experience challenges with nutrition (maintaining adequate nourishment) and feeding (the act of eating and swallowing). We offer a comprehensive team approach to improving overall health, nutrition and mealtime experiences. Gillette’s core feeding team includes registered dietitians, speech and language pathologists, and occupational therapists. We refer patients to other Gillette specialists, when needed, to help maintain proper nutrition and support health. Our team approach ensures comprehensive care for every patient…Learn More >>

  • Orthopedics

Gillette is one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for pediatric orthopedics. Our orthopedic surgeons treat complex conditions—such as scoliosis and osteogenesis imperfecta—as well as orthopedic needs resulting from cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and other lifelong conditions. In addition, we provide acute orthopedic care for sports injuries, traumatic injuries and infections. As part of Gillette’s Center for Pediatric Orthopedics, our orthopedic surgeons collaborate with other Gillette specialists to provide comprehensive care for every

patient. In addition, through Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, we evaluate and treat patients whose needs continue into adulthood…Learn More >>

  • Psychology

Our psychologists specialize in evaluating and treating children, teens, and adults who have mental health needs related to complex conditions. We provide individual and family therapy, along with caregiver support, related to disorders that affect mood, anxiety, behavior, adjustment, and activities of daily living. Our psychologists collaborate with other Gillette specialists to provide comprehensive care for referred patients. In addition, through Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, we evaluate and treat patients who have needs that continue into adulthood. At Gillette, psychology services are available to patients receiving inpatient and outpatient interdisciplinary medical care…Learn More >>

  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Gillette offers the largest team of pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists in the nation. With both pediatric and adult-focused providers, we specialize in highly complex conditions and injuries. As part of Gillette’s Center for Pediatric Rehabilitation, our providers collaborate with other Gillette specialists to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services. In addition, through Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, we care for patients whose needs continue into adulthood. Gillette is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)…Learn More >>

  • Rehabilitation Therapies

Gillette is a regional leader in providing rehabilitation therapies for people who have disabilities and complex conditions that began during childhood. At our main campus in St. Paul and at clinics throughout the Twin Cities, we offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and aquatic (pool) therapy in an environment designed for your needs. As part of Gillette’s Center for Pediatric Rehabilitation, we support comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation for patients who’ve experienced traumatic injuries or are recovering from extensive surgery. We also offer outpatient therapy for children, teens and adults. In addition, our therapists are essential members of teams that evaluate patients for and provide access to a variety of adapted equipment and specialized therapies…Learn More >>

  • Sleep Medicine

People who have disabilities and complex conditions often experience sleep disorders and disturbances that can impair their health and well-being. We offer one of the nation’s only sleep medicine programs designed specifically for children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex conditions. Gillette is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In addition, our sleep health experts collaborate with other Gillette specialists, such as neurologists and pulmonologists, to provide comprehensive care for every patient. Through Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, our sleep specialists care for patients whose needs continue into adulthood…Learn More >>