Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Motor Impairment Clinic


Our team works hand-in-hand with you and your child to assess and treat motor delays and motor control issues. We treat the whole child by working together with medical, surgical and rehabilitative services to help your child reach their full potential.

Some of the more common treatments include

  • recommendations for therapy services and adaptive equipment
  • oral medications
  • intramuscular injections
  • selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • intrathecal baclofen pump
  • deep brain stimulation
  • serial casting.

Our team

Alice Lawrence, M.D.
Heather Riordan, M.D.
Shai Bynum, RN, MSN, CPNP
Catherine Mize, M.S.N., APRN, NP-C
Jennie Stevens, RN, MSN, CPNP


Ask your child’s primary care provider, neurologist, or orthopedic doctor for a referral. Referring physicians may call (615) 936-0249 or fax a referral to (615) 936-0256.

Preparing for your visit

Ensure your child has a good night’s sleep and has eaten a meal before coming to the clinic. Bring snacks or toys. If your child has a therapist, we appreciate progress reports or a note from them. It is helpful to bring any braces, splints, walkers or wheelchair to the evaluation.

We help families with issues including

  • Motor delay or motor impairment
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spasticity
  • Hypertonia (rigid muscles causing difficulty with mobility and flexing)
  • Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions that cause writhing or twisting)
  • Ataxia
  • Brain injury
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Hemiplegia (weakness or paralysis on one side of the body)
  • Hypotonia

Last Edited: May 31, 2017
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