Joyce Oleszek, MD


Specialties

Rehabilitation & Therapy
Brain Spinal Cord and Nervous System

Related Departments

Rehabilitation and Therapy

Titles

Academic - Associate Professor

Recognitions/Awards

Denver's Top Docs - Pediatric Rehabilitation
Awarding Body: 5280 Magazine
Date: 2011

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

My goal is to help children attain their highest functional potential. I strive to care for my patients in the most thorough and empathetic way possible. I think it is important to focus on the child's ability rather than their disability.

Clinical Interests

My primary clinical interests include cerebral palsy, spasticity/dystonia management, pediatric stroke, neuromuscular disorders and congenital muscular torticollis.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disease.

Volunteer Activities

I am interested in adpated sports and am training to become a National Medical Classifier for USA Paralympics Track & Field. I most recently attended the 2012 National Junior Disability Championships and National Classification Education/Training in July 2012.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

Wayne State University, School of Medicine  - Medicine (1996)

Internships

William Beaumont Hospital Program  - (1997)

Fellowships

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center  - Pediatric Rehabilitation (2002)

Undergraduate Schools

Michigan State University  (1992)

Memberships

AACPDM, Adapted Sports and Recreation Committee - Chair
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) - Member
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Member

Research & Grants

Evaluation of Upper Limb Motor Control in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy after Combined Botulinum Toxin-A Injections and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: A Pilot Study
Sponsor: Research Institute - Children's Hospital Colorado
Amount: $30,000
Begins: 2011

Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet)
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Education - CDC and Prevention
Begins: 2009

Website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Oleszek JL"[Author]