The Spina Bifida/Spinal Cord team uses a multidisciplinary, family centred approach. Clients are seen annually, or more frequently if necessary, in a clinic setting by various professionals as determined by the needs of each client.
The team also provides intervention and consultation as required between clinic visits. Services are provided by a pediatrician, ambulatory care nurses, physiotherapists, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, a social worker and a psychologist.
The team also has access to medical consultants in the areas of orthopedics and urology. To enable co-ordination of care of each child, the Spina Bifida/Spinal Cord team communicates with other involved community partners such as schools, the Community Care Access Centre, other medical facilities and government agencies.