Shriners Surgeons Develop App for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

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Fayetteville, North Carolina-based attorney Bryce Neier focuses on family law, including property division, divorce, and child custody. Beyond dispatching his professional obligations, Bryce Neier supports various charitable organizations, such as Shriners Hospitals for Children.

A smartphone app developed under the supervision of orthopedic surgeons at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California recently received the Fred P. Sage Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in recognition of its contribution to digital health care education. Dubbed HipScreen, the app helps physicians detect hip issues at an early stage among children with cerebral palsy.

A third of children with this condition are susceptible to hip problems. With regular preventive measures such as x-rays, these problems can be detected at an early stage. HipScreen helps users navigate this process by providing them with educational material and other means of assessing the condition.

The app was recognized at AACPDM’s annual meeting earlier this year in Florida. Dr. Vedant Kulkarni accepted the award, as he was one of the leading physicians responsible for the app’s development.

Visit to learn more about the app, which is currently available for iOS. An Android version is on the way as well.


Author: Bryce Neier

Attorney Bryce Neier practices through his private firm, The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Focused on issues that strongly effect families, Neier has chosen to center his practice on complex divorce proceedings and child custody issues, and involves himself in many aspects of civil rights litigation. He regularly contributes his time to the Alliance Defense Fund to help protect concepts such as religious freedom and traditional family values. Neier brings real-world experience to the table outside of the legal field. Prior to attending law school, Bryce Neier, a nominee to the United States Military Academy at West Point, attended Stetson University on an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance, Neier served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for five years. He received both an Army Achievement Medal and an Army Commendation Medal and attained the rank of Captain before leaving active duty to pursue a legal career. A member of the North Carolina State Bar, Neier completed his Juris Doctor through Campbell University School of Law in Buies Creek, North Carolina. With professional experience spanning two decades, Neier began his career during his final year of law school when he served as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the District of South Carolina. Upon the completion of his degree, he was appointed to an Assistant Public Defender position in the state of North Carolina. He later went on to practice as an Associate at the Law Office of H. Terry Hutchens; from there he went on to practice as a Partner at The Law Firm of Brown and Neier. Bryce Neier attends Hay Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Neier also regularly contributes to multiple charities including the ChildFund, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Smile Train Inc., an organization that helps to provide cleft lip and palate surgeries for children in developing countries.

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