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The Spasticity Clinic at Monroe Carell is designed for children with increased muscle tightness and other spasticity symptoms. Spasticity management is complex. It’s important that you seek comprehensive care from an expert team that understands the long-term effects of spasticity on your child and family.

Our team includes experts in all established methods of spasticity treatment and pioneers in new treatment techniques. Our goal is to provide care that will optimize your child’s physical abilities. We provide ongoing support that includes follow-up visits with our team members. Our hope is to enable your child to reach his or her fullest potential.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Your care team also includes a fully dedicated patient care coordinator.

Shady Elmaraghi

Shady ElmaraghiMD

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Nerve, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery
Alice P. Lawrence

Alice P. LawrenceMD

    Cerebral Palsy, Child Development, Developmental Medicine, Neonatology, Neurodevelopmental Follow up After NICU Hospitalization, Pediatric Developmental Medicine
Nathaniel Lempert

Nathaniel LempertBS, MD

    Muscular and Movement Disorders, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Fractures, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery
Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth MartinMD

    Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Robert P. Naftel

Robert P. NaftelMD

    Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Movement Disorders, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Shai C. Bynum

Shai C. BynumPNP

    Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Child Development, Developmental Delay, Developmental Medicine, Pediatric Developmental Medicine
Mariah F. Daly

Mariah F. DalyNP

    Cerebral Palsy, Pediatric Developmental Medicine, Pediatric Neurology
Laura A. Flynn

Laura A. FlynnPT

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Catherine H. Mize

Catherine H. MizeMSN, FNP

    Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Child Development, Developmental Delay, Developmental Medicine, Pediatric Developmental Medicine
John M. Oliver

John M. OliverAPRN

    Cerebral Palsy, Pediatric Developmental Medicine, Pediatric Neurology
Stephanie A. Frazer

Stephanie A. FrazerOT

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Why Choose the Spasticity Clinic at Monroe Carell

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    Access to specialists

    In one visit you will see multiple spasticity specialists. Your visit may include visits with a physiatrist, neurologist, developmental pediatrician, physical therapist, neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon.

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    A team approach

    Our specialists provide personalized care for your child’s unique spasticity problems. Together, we determine the best treatment options to help you effectively manage this condition.

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    Unique care

    We are the only multidisciplinary spasticity clinic in Tennessee. Ours is the only children’s hospital in Tennessee that offers selective dorsal rhizotomy for children with spasticity. We also offer baclofen pump surgery and ongoing management.

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    Coordinated care

    Our clinic coordinator can help you schedule appointments and gather medical records and test results. We guide you through your care plan.

Mollie's Story

At age 2, Mollie was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. After trying several treatment options, selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery helped Mollie walk better than before and become more independent. Ours is the only children's hospital in Tennessee that offers this surgery for children with spasticity.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


2200 Children's Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232