Southern Family Center for Cerebral Palsy
The Southern Family Center for Cerebral Palsy at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, part of the Orthopedic & Scoliosis Center, is one of the nation’s most comprehensive programs dedicated to the care of children and adults with cerebral palsy.
Our multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation medicine specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational, physical and speech therapists, orthotists, social workers and consulting specialists provide a complete evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
During your visit, you will meet with members of this team, which includes Henry Chambers, M.D., program medical director; Allison Dickinson, PA-C, program physician assistant; and Carolina Schaber, R.N., program clinical director, who will evaluate your child and provide a treatment plan.
We offer a full range of services, including a Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program. If you or your child need surgery, Rady Children’s has expert hospitalists, pediatric anesthesiologists, critical care specialists and clinical consultants.
As each patient has unique needs based on his or her diagnosis, we are committed to understanding these needs and working with patients and their families to provide the most personalized and advanced care. It is our goal to improve function and quality of life for all of our patients.
In the News
A Grateful Mother
“My 2-year-old daughter has spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy. We live on the Central Coast of California in a rural location. We drove over six hours and arrived to an AMAZING team of people who welcomed us in with open arms. We immediately felt like we had joined a club.
In a matter of three hours, everything I had spent a year-and-a-half fighting for where we live was handed to us on a silver platter. Carolina, Dr. Chambers, Dr. Phoebe and the team in the CP clinic SAW our daughter, SAW her needs, SAW how CP affected HER and helped. We left holding back tears of relief. WE LOVE RADY! WE LOVE THE CP CLINIC! I can never say enough good things about them.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Chambers, Carolina, Dr. Phoebe and your team. We love you and will look forward to seeing you again soon.”
— A very relieved mama, Jennifer Hanna