Hanger Clinic, Austin, Texas, selected more than 300 board-certified pediatric O&P clinicians to be part of a group of pediatric specialists who are experienced in the O&P management of more than 50 pediatric conditions. The specialists will regularly participate in focused training related to pediatric growth patterns, developmental milestones, and treatment timelines and strategies, and follow a set of validated, research-based clinical practice guidelines in treating cerebral palsy, scoliosis, plagiocephaly, and hypotonia. They will also prioritize the collection of outcomes data, which allows them to track and monitor patient progress over time.
“Between Hanger Clinic’s collective expertise, commitment to education and outcomes, and standard of care, our pediatric specialists are able to meet growing children wherever they are in their care pathway and empower them to succeed,” said James Campbell, PhD, Hanger’s chief clinical officer. “This launch of our pediatric specialty … spotlights the life-changing care our clinicians provide to this unique patient population.”
“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to educate families so they feel comfortable and knowledgeable about their child’s diagnosis and treatment journey,” said Megan Chamis, MSPO, CO, Hanger Clinic pediatric specialist and orthotist in Hartford, Connecticut. “Providing care for pediatric patients requires a delicate balance of instruction, empathy, and support,” she said. “Over time we’re able to find a powerful combination for success, and it’s a privilege to establish that trust and guide them on their journey.”