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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.


Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Services

Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Injury Team uses an interprofessional, family-centred approach

The spina bifida/spinal cord injury team provides clinical assessment and intervention by a developmental pediatrician, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, social worker, psychologist and life skills coach, as well as ambulatory care nurses and physiotherapists.

The spina bifida/spinal cord team uses a multidisciplinary, family-centred approach. Clients are seen annually (or as frequently as necessary) in a clinic setting by various professionals as determined by the needs of each client. 

Services are provided by a pediatrician, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, social worker, psychologist, youth facilitator, life skills coach and early childhood educator, as well as ambulatory care nurses and physiotherapists. For clients who live in Toronto, consultation between clinic visits is available as required.

The team can also access medical consultants in the areas of orthopedics and urology. To enable the co-ordination of care for each child, the spina bifida/spinal cord team communicates with other involved partners such as schools, community services, other medical facilities and government agencies.



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Mailing address

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

Virtual Appointments

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To further support clients and families, virtual appointments can be accommodated for this program. Contact your clinical team to learn more.