Orthopedic devices are often an essential element for age-appropriate development and personal independence for people with Spina Bifida. But understanding all of your options and knowing when to adopt them as part of your everyday ambulation can be confusing. Dr. Ashlee Bolger will talk about what equipment options are available and when to consider each one to maximize your ability to move about your home, school and community.
Ashlee Bolger, MD, is Associate Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pediatrics Combined Residency Program. She specializes in spina bifida, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other neuromuscular disorders. The focus of her research is on transition of care from pediatric to adult healthcare, an ongoing challenge in spina bifida and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Bolger received her BS from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, in 2005 and her MD from the University of Missouri-Columbia, in 2009.