Cerebral Palsy & Movement Disorders Center

The Peacock Cerebral Palsy & Movement Disorders Center is the leading treatment program in Northern California for children with cerebral palsy and spasticity. Kids are evaluated by our entire UCSF team, which includes pediatric neurosurgeons, physical therapists, speech therapists, orthopedists, and doctors who specialize in rehabilitation, as well as experts in orthotics and prosthetics.

Our spasticity program – the largest and most comprehensive in the region – is led by nationally recognized specialists in rhizotomy, a surgical treatment for spasticity. In fact, our center is named after one of the pioneers of that treatment, Warwick Peacock, MD. Thanks to his innovative work and collaboration with our hospital, we treat more than half of the pediatric spasticity cases in California.

Surgical procedures for spasticity, such as rhizotomy and baclofen pump placement, combined with orthopedic surgery and intensive physical rehabilitation, can improve the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy. To further each child's chance of long-term success, we also offer access to inpatient rehabilitation care. During rehab residency, we look after your child's health and recovery, and help coordinate resources for continued care at home. Many of our patients ultimately graduate from using a wheelchair to being able to walk.

Note: Certain pediatric patients may be referred to the Pediatric Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center at Mount Zion.

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    Awards & recognition

    • One of the nation's best in neurology & neurosurgery

    • in NIH funding among U.S. neurology programs

    • us news ranked in 10 specialites badge 2020-2021

      Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

    Plan your visit

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes