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Pediatric Therapy

We provide inpatient therapy services to patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital and outpatient therapy services to patients at the Children’s Hospital Therapy Center. Three disciplines are provided in both therapy settings: physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Conditions We Treat

  • Autism
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Speech Apraxia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Inpatient Therapy

Therapy services can be provided to children of all ages who are patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital. We provide therapy for medically fragile and high-risk infants and children, post-surgical patients, and as a continuance of current therapies received in an outpatient setting for patients during prolonged stays.

Our inpatient therapists work to promote independence for our patients and their caregivers, maximize function and initiate or continue rehabilitative services. Our therapists will make recommendations for pertinent equipment, bracing, splinting and additional services from which your child may benefit.

One specific area of inpatient therapy care is provided in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for premature and sick infants. Physical and occupational therapists work to help neonates adjust to life outside of their mother’s womb. They address handling tolerance, state regulations, range of motion and positioning. Speech therapists work to ease the complicated process of eating for these neonates. Our therapists provide recommendations for when it is appropriate and safe for the baby to begin feeding and provide tips to ease the transition from hospital to home for the baby and parents.

Outpatient Therapy

The Children’s Hospital Therapy Center offers a state-of-the-art facility for outpatient children’s therapy which provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services for children from birth to age 18. Outpatient therapy is provided to help improve overall function and improve life quality.

The outpatient facility, which opened in September 2013, houses all-inclusive and accessible equipment with well-planned space, where pediatric patients are encouraged to work hard but play harder. In addition to high-quality indoor activity rooms and gymnasiums, the therapy center features a unique outdoor playground. It is designed to help kids reach their goals of running, jumping, climbing, wheelchair propulsion and navigation. The playground also features components to promote high-level thinking, sensory exploration and misting stations for warm weather.

Our clinicians are recognized throughout the community for outstanding qualities and dedication to the well-being of our kids. We work closely with rural therapists and teachers to help improve continuity of care. In addition, telehealth and mobile communication techniques are available to enhance long-distance communication.


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