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Neuromuscular Clinic

Referral Criteria: Clients with suspected or Neuromuscular diagnosis who require assessment and on-going management.   

Who Can Refer: Paediatric Medical Specialist, Neurologist or Nurse Practitioner (Please include OHIP billing information and all relevant supporting documents)

Who is part of the team: Developmental Paediatrician, Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Respiratory Therapist as required

What to expect during the visit: Please plan for 90 minutes for your appointment when you bring your child to ErinoakKids. 

What to bring to the appointment: 

  • Your child’s Health Card. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care requires us to validate your health card at every clinic visit.
  • In order for the team to complete a full assessment, bring your child’s orthotics, wheelchair and walking aids. Older clients may be more comfortable in shorts during the assessment. 
  • A list or pictures of your child’s equipment at home. 
  • As the appointment may be long, please bring items to engage your child. 
  • Any notes or questions that you may have. 
  • List of current medications and allergies.
  • Any other forms related to your child’s care, such as reports from previous assessments, letters, school information and x-rays.

How can I prepare my child prior to the visit: Your child may be asked to complete a series of physical tasks in order to assess their mobility and general level of functioning. Your child’s range of motion will be assessed while lying down on the assessment bed.