Dr. Freeman Miller is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics focused on the care of children with physical disabilities due to disturbances in brain development. Many of the children in his practice have cerebral palsy, although he also provides care to children with genetic conditions such as familial spastic paraparesis, Retts syndrome and chromosomal abnormalities.
Dr. Miller has done extensive research and lectured on the prevention and treatment of hip, spine, and foot deformities occurring in children with cerebral palsy. He is currently directing a research study in children who have CP to understand more about how the feet develop over time. Other research projects currently under way include evaluations of bone density and possible treatment options, research to further clarify the properties and response of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy, and research into the impact of general physiologic conditioning and activity levels in children with cerebral palsy.
As part of the focus on education Dr. Miller and the staff of Cerebral Palsy Program at the duPont Hospital for Children have written a book titled Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to Care Giving to help parents and other non-medical caretakers understand the expected problems which develop through the years of growing with this condition. To assist in the education of medical professionals, Dr. Miller has also written a book titled Cerebral Palsy published by Springer, New York.
Dr. Miller is the medical director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory at the duPont Hospital for Children. He was Editor in Chief of the professional journal Gait and Posture from 2001-2006 and remains on their editorial board. He is also an editorial board member for Children’s Orthopedics and Pediatric Rehabilitation.
Dr. Miller has received many awards for his contributions to medicine and for his treatment of patients and their families including:
- Physician of the Year, duPont Hospital for Children 2007
- Patients’ Choice Award 2012
- American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Mentorship Award 2013
Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and he completed his residency in orthopedics at the University of Virginia.