Brachial Plexus

An injury to nerves in the neck that control the shoulder, arm, hand and finger movement. This injury may also be known as Erb's Palsy, Duchenne's Palsy or Klumpke's Palsy.

Movement Disorders

Movement disorders present as difficulties in moving arms, legs or any other part of the body. A wide variety of treatment options are available at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital for patients with movement disorders.

Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular disease encompasses many diseases and conditions that impair the functioning of the muscles, either directly, or indirectly, due to pathologies of nerves or at their neuromuscular junctions.

Spina Bifida

A developmental birth defect involving the neural tube. As well, the spinal vertebrae overlying the open portion of the spinal cord do not completely form or close.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to any one of a number of neurological or movement disorders that do not worsen over time but do permanently affect body movement and muscle control. The disorders appear in infancy or early childhood. Although cerebral palsy affects muscle movement, it is caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain and/or spinal cord that control motor movement.