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Hospital Infantil Niño Jesus

Av. de Menéndez Pelayo, 65 28009 Madrid, Spain
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  • The Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús (HUNJ) has about 200 beds including all the pediatric medical specialties. It was founded in 1877 as the first paediatric reference centre in Spain.
    The strong signs of identity that distinguish and define this institution are marked by the firm commitment with which it was born: to offer the best service to patients, enhancing the research and teaching activity as a way to guarantee a continuous improvement in the quality of care. Today, 140 years after its creation, the core of the hospital is following the scientific advances achieved in these years for improving children health care.
  • The Orthopedic surgery and traumatology dept. has the recognition as national reference center (CSUR) and receives patients from all over the country. One of the outstanding units is Neuro-Orthopedics, with a trajectory of more than 15 years as pioneers in the conservative and surgical management of the orthopedic disorders of the child with cerebral palsy (PC). The clinical team has clinical experience in performing complex surgeries for the correction severe gait disorders (SEMLS), performing more than 15 procedures of this type per year.
  • Another interesting department in the management of the child with PC is the Physicotherapy department that offers care to both hospitalized and ambulatory children, being also a reference in postoperative recovery after SEMLS.
Hospital Infantil Universitrio Nino Jesus Team


Dr. Sergio Lerma Lara. Physiotherapist, MSc, PhD.
He is the physiotherapist who leads the clinical team and laboratory researcher.
He is currently professor and researcher at the Center for University Studies (CSEU) La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He is also director of the Physiotherapy Service of the Institute of Functional Rehabilitation of La Salle, where he combines the assistance activity with clinical and academic coordination. He is a visiting professor in the postgraduate area of the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, CEU San Pablo and the Gimbernat University School Cantabria. For over 10 years he has been an active scientific communicator giving lectures at national and international events on three-dimensional movement analysis, applied robotic rehabilitation and new management alternatives in physiotherapy in children. At present, he maintains his activity at the head of the laboratory of analysis of the movement of the infantile university hospital Niño Jesus. He participates actively in the evaluation process of the movement disorders of the children treated in the hospital, as well as in the therapeutic planning as a member of the Neuro-Orthopedics unit.

Dr. Ignacio Martínez Caballero. MD.
He is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and one of the most relevant surgeons in our country in the field of Cerebral Palsy Management.
He is a visiting professor in the postgraduate area in CEU San Pablo and in San Jorge University. Dr. I. Martínez leads the clinical decision making and the treatment planning of all the children with cerebral palsy attending to the HUNJ and he is also a consultant for surgery at other public hospital in our country.

Álvaro Pérez-Somarriba Moreno, PT

Ana Ramírez Barragán, MD, PhD

Teresa Martín Lorenzo, MSc.


The movement analysis laboratory (LAM) is a national reference in the evaluation of movement disorders in paediatrics. With 10 years of experience, they conduct more than 1000 gait studies per year in children with gait disorders (mainly Cerebral Palsy). The clinical staff and the researchers has interest in the clinical management of movement alterations of children with cerebral palsy and the study of the musculoskeletal system problems in childhood.

At present, the Orthopaedic and Trauma Department receives more than 60 trauma trainees to perform specific fellow in traumatology and child orthopedics.

The LAM receives postgraduate students (MSc) from two universities (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and Universidad Europea de Madrid). In addition, a specific undergraduate rotation is carried out for 6 students from CSEU La Salle, UAM.

At the present time there is a student in the second year of a PhD with a research training scholarship (FPI).

Research Projects

  • CPWalker, Robotic Platform for Gait Rehabilitation and Training in patients with Cerebral Palsy. DPI2012-39133-C03-01 (2012-2015).
  • Non-pharmacological treatment of vincristine-induced neuropathic pain in children with leukemia.  Funded by the Mutua Madrileña Foundation. 2014-2016.
  • 3-D Motion Analysis in Imperfect Osteogenesis. Funded by the Juan Márquez Foundation. 2011-2013.
  • 3-D Motion Analysis Movement in Obese Patients. Awarded by the Pontifical University of Comillas. 2010.

List of publications in 2016

  • Bayón, S. Lerma, O. Ramírez, J.I. Serrano, M.D. Del Castillo, R. Raya, J.M. Belda-Lois, I. Martínez, E. Rocon: Locomotor training through a novel robotic platform for gait rehabilitation in pediatric population: short report. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 12/2016; 13(1).
  • Cristina Bayon, Rafael Raya, Sergio Lerma Lara, Oscar Ramirez, J. I. Serrano, Eduardo Rocon: Robotic Therapies for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review.
  • Phillips D,Case LE,Griffin D,Hamilton K,Lara SL,Leiro B,Monfreda J,Westlake E,Kishnani PS. Physical therapy management of infants and children with hypophosphatasia. Mol. Genet. Metab.. 2016 Sep; 119 (1-2):14-9.
  • Grande-Alonso M,Moral Saiz B,Mínguez Zuazo A,Lerma Lara S,La Touche R. Biobehavioural analysis of the vestibular system and posture control in patients with cervicogenic dizziness. A cross-sectional study. Neurologia. 2016 Jul 21
  • Minguez-Zuazo A,Grande-Alonso M,Saiz BM,La Touche R,Lara SL. Therapeutic patient education and exercise therapy in patients with cervicogenic dizziness: a prospective case series clinical study. J Exerc Rehabil. 2016 Jun; 12 (3):216-25.
  • Lerma Lara S, Martínez Caballero I. Efectos a medio y largo plazo sobre la marcha de un programa de ejercicio domiciliario y ortesis de uso nocturno en niños con equinismo idiopático. Elsevier; 2016 Sep;38(5):243–50
  • García CC,Alcocer-Gamboa A,Ruiz MP,Caballero IM,Faigenbaum AD,Esteve-Lanao J,Saiz BM,Lorenzo TM,Lara SL. Metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and neuromuscular fitness performance in children with cerebral palsy: A comparison with healthy youth. J Exerc Rehabil. 2016 Apr; 12 (2):124-31.
  • Lerma Lara S, Martínez Caballero I, Bayón C, Serrano I, Raya R, Belda-lois J, et al. Can robotic-based top-down rehabilitation therapies improve motor control in children with cerebral palsy? A perspective on the CPWalker project. Biomed Res Clin Pract. 2016;1(1):22–6.

Why BTS?

Gracias al laboratorio BTS los médicos y fisioterapeutas del hospital pueden ejecutar una supervisión evolutiva de todas las enfermedades ortopédicas de los artos superiores en pacientes con Parálisis cerebral, con el objetivo de planificar de manera más precisa tratamientos quirúrgicos y de rehabilitación.

Address: Av. de Menéndez Pelayo, 65 28009 Madrid, Spain
Country: Spain
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