• Miller, Stacey

    Titles

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
    Coordinator, Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Degrees / Designations
    Masters of Rehabilitation Science
    Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy)
    Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Phone
    604-875-2345 ext. 4099
    Fax
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room 1D62
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6K 2N5

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas

    Hip displacement and hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy.

    Summary

    Stacey has a special interest is in hip displacement and hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy.  As the Coordinator of the Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy, the first surveillance program of its kind in North America, she has been involved with the development, implementation, and management of this new provincial program.

    Current Projects

    Hip Surveillance - Children with cerebral palsy are at known to be at risk for hip displacement with the degree of risk directly related to their level of motor function.  Hip surveillance program for children with cerebral palsy first began in Sweden and Australia and have been shown to reduce the incidence of hip displacement and the need for salvage hip procedures.  The Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy was established based on work by a multidisciplinary group of over 50 parents, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, developmental pediatricians, pediatricians, general physicians, a radiologist, physiotherapists, other health care professionals, and policy makers from all regions of the province.  The program, the first of it's kind in North America, launched in 2014 with the aim to ensure that all children in BC at risk for hip displacement receive appropriate screening and are referred to a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the appropriate time to minimize or prevent complications associated with hip dislocations. A comprehensive evaluation plan has anchored the development of the program.

    Selected Publications

    Miller SD, Juricic M, Kesketh K, McLean L, Magnuson S, Gasior S, Schaeffer E, O’Donell M, Mulpuri K.  Prevention of hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017; doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13480.

    Miller, S, Harris S, Mulpuri K. Agreement between a physical therapist and an orthopaedic surgeon in children referred for gait abnormalities. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2016;28:85-92.

    Ailon T, Beauchamp R, Miller S, Mortenson P, Kerr JM, Hengel AR, Steinbok P.  Long-term outcome after selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015; 31(3):415-423.

    Ailon T, Beauchamp R, Mortenson P, Miller S, Kerr JM, Hengel AR, Steinbok P.  Long-term outcome after selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Mar;31(3):415-23. doi: 10.1007/s00381-015-2614-9.

    Ou, C., Kent, S., Miller, S., & Steinbok, P. Selective dorsal rhizotomy in children: comparison of outcomes after single-level versus multi-level laminectomy technique.   Can J Neurosci Nurs. 2010;32(3),17-24.

    Steinbok, P., Tidemann, A.J., Miller, S., Mortenson, P., & Bowen-Roberts, T.  Electrophysiologically guided verses non-electrophysiologically guided selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy: a comparison of outcomes. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009;5(9),1091-6. 

    Grants
    Honours & Awards

    2017 Fred P. Sage Award, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine for creation of the Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy E-Learning Module.

    Jeanne Hughes Award for the best paper published in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2016 as a result of work completed while in an educational program; Awarded February 2017.

    Award of Excellence with Distinction, BC Children’s Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Awarded 2008.

    Research Group Members