Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders Program

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University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Orthopedics


George H. Thompson, MD


Christina K. Hardesty, MD


Michelle Janas, RN (216-844-5620)


For appointments and transfers, please call 216-844-7200.

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spasticity
  • Dystonia
  • Movement disorders
  • Gait abnormality
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Spina bifida
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease


  • Casting and manipulation
  • Physical/occupational/speech therapy
  • Gait analysis
  • BOTOX® (botulinum toxin) therapy
  • Oral medications to treat spasticity, drooling and other conditions
  • Baclofen pump implantation and management
  • Surgical correction of neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Tendon lengthenings or transfers
  • Correction of curved or rotated bones
  • Correction of dislocated joints

Distinguishing Features

  • Only physician in Ohio to offer all of these options in one office
  • Only female orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. to offer these treatments
  • Integrated seamless collaboration with the Comprehensive Care team, including appointments the same day in the same location
  • Internationally recognized implantation and management of Baclofen pumps
  • Thorough evaluation of patient as a whole person, including family and caregivers – resulting in individualized care
  • Orthotics evaluation on site during clinic visit
  • National training center for fellows and physicians
  • Ranked #8 in the country by U.S. News & World Report

About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.