new location in woodbury

Shriners Children’s

Twin Cities

Shriners Children’s new facility allows staff to continue to provide a wide range of services for children with orthopaedic conditions including:

  • Clinic services: providing a family-centered, team approach to care. Patients will see specialty physicians, nurses, therapists and other pediatric-trained specialists in an environment designed for children.
  • Child life: providing families with support during appointments through play and anxiety-coping activities. The child life program also offers over 20 camps and programs to meet the physical and emotional needs of children with orthopaedic conditions.
  • Radiology: providing digital X-ray service as well as EOS, which provides 3-D, full-body imaging with up to 85% lower radiation.
  • Rehabilitation: providing physical and occupational therapy to help children build skills, strength and mobility needed for everyday activities.
    • Scoliosis specific exercise: a specialized physical therapy program that uses exercises, stretching and breathing to improve a patient’s scoliotic posture.
  • Orthotics and prosthetics: offering orthotic and prosthetic services specifically for children, including upper and lower extremity prosthetic care, scoliosis bracing and a broad spectrum of pediatric orthotic services.
  • Virtual visits: tele-health capabilities that enable video connection to patient homes and other remote sites across the region, creating more opportunities for access to children in need of pediatric orthopaedic services.
  • Surgery services: When surgery is required, it will be performed by Shriners Children’s Twin Cities physicians at a nearby pediatric hospital.

providers in care

Our Doctors

  • Dr. Cary H. Mielke – Chief of Staff
  • Dr. Christopher S. Vara – Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Michael J. Priola – Pediatric Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Surgeon

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