If your child experiences long-term effects from an illness or accident that causes him or her to miss out on everyday life, we are here to help.

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The inpatient pediatric rehabilitation program at MU Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital  is a patient- and family-centered program that specializes in helping children regain function after congenital (present at birth) or acquired (occurred over time) disabilities, such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Orthopaedic injuries or illnesses
  • Neurologic injuries or illnesses
  • Severe illness
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Inpatient pediatric rehabilitation team

Every child is unique. So we tailor each child’s inpatient rehab treatment plan to meet specific needs and circumstances.

Your child’s multidisciplinary team may include:

  • Child life specialist
  • Dietician
  • Neuropsychologist/psychologist
  • Pediatric nurse
  • Pediatric occupational therapist
  • Pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (pediatric physiatrist)
  • Pediatric physical therapist
  • Pediatric speech therapist
  • Social work/case manager

Our team members assist your child in regaining functions necessary to be successful at home, school and in their communities. We work closely with your family to make sure everyone understands what is involved in your child’s care plan to help ensure the likelihood of success. We also have outpatient programs for a comprehensive transition to ongoing care.