Gait Abnormality

Gait abnormality typically results from dysfunction of the nervous and/or musculoskeletal system. The pediatric physiatrists and physical therapists at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provide evaluations and treatment plans for the management of a gait abnormality.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or pain in the body's joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons and structures that support limbs, neck and back.


Scoliosis is a medical condition with an abnormal curve of the spine and is followed by orthopedists. Referrals may be made to physical therapists at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital for exercise management.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Damage to the spinal cord that result in a loss of function such as movement or feeling. Frequent causes of damage are trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, etc.) or disease (polio, spina bifida, Friedreich's Ataxia, etc.).

Sports Injuries

An increasing number of children have become involved with sports. The rise of both neurological and orthopaedic injuries has also increased resulting in a need for specialized rehabilitation of these sports related injuries.

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

A specialized clinic to assess the common disorders of Torticollis and Plagiocephaly is held at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.