The UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy is dedicated to improving function in children and adults with cerebral palsy through a program of timely diagnosis, comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment. Our team of medical experts takes an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Patients have access to orthopedists, occupational and physical therapists, a physiatrist, a neurologist as well as other specialists during their visits. Ability is emphasized over disability and the patient’s goals are an integral part of the decision making process. If necessary, referrals to other UCLA specialists can be made. We also provide referrals to ancillary services such as computer enhanced learning centers and recreational programs.
Research and education are integral components of our Center and are continuously pursued in an effort to provide our patients with the most up-to-date evidence-based care. The Kameron Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory is used to aid in clinical decision-making and in the pursuit of research questions. Our basic research programs help us to understand the causes of movement disorders as well as assess the effectiveness of treatment. Educational programs target both professionals and patients. The Tarjan Center at UCLA, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, supports our educational and research programs.