Pediatric Conditions


Pediatric Conditions We Treat


Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Each person with CP has unique functional and therapeutic needs. With tools like our Spasticity Clinic and Computerized Motion Analysis our integrated team offers ongoing care that progresses and develops with your child. As your child grows, we can provide a smooth transition from pediatric care to coordinated medical care for adults.

Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
We have the largest rehabilitation-focused research program in the country, with millions in funding and nearly 300 ongoing projects — many of which tie directly to our TBI program. This research, combined with more than 50 years of clinical experience, gives us a unique understanding of the brain’s complexities and its capacity for healing. Our unique program focuses on restoring physical, cognitive, psychological, vocational and communication skills.

We offer a collaborative, team-based approach to treating acute and chronic impairments related to concussion. Therapists have advanced training in treating impairment of vision, attention, memory, and vestibular and executive functioning, with a focus on strategies for returning to learning environments. Our clinic is structured to provide immediate appointment availability to optimize speed of recovery.

Spinal Cord Injuries
As a federally designated center for the treatment of traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord injuries, we offer one of the only national programs that can treat patients at all levels of injury. Our integrated therapeutic approach is customized for each patient, offering the best opportunity to regain skills and return to living independently.

We also offer a Second Look Program for children and teens who have sustained a spinal cord injury, which includes a comprehensive medical evaluation and care management update.

We treat neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and other impairments caused by cancer itself or by aggressive treatments. Our specialized care and innovative treatment offer an integrated approach for children and teens battling cancer.

Spina Bifida
We coordinate care for children and teenagers with spina bifida who have complex conditions of the spine, spinal cord, brain, bowel and bladder. Our services and resources are designed to help individuals with spina bifida as they transition from pediatric care to adult care.

We lead the field in caring for the most patients following a stroke — whether impairment is less severe or catastrophic. Your child’s care is infused with the best practices in medicine and proven research applied to your child’s therapy in real time. We are at the forefront of new treatments and therapeutic interventions through millions of grant dollars for brain research. This means our patients are receiving the most state-of-the-art treatments available — anywhere.

Orthopedic/Sports Injuries 
We are the experts in evaluation and treatment of pediatric sports injuries — from overuse, in-season injuries to postoperative care. Following your child’s initial evaluation, we will create a customized care plan designed to work toward individual goals. Our team of physical therapists includes specialists from diverse backgrounds — including general orthopedics, the overhead athlete, performing arts, and contact and agility sports, among others. Our facility and team are well equipped to train your child back to the highest level of function and play.  

Amputation & Limb Deficiency
We meet your child’s unique needs by integrating medical expertise, technology and engineering (prosthetics, orthotics, bionics, robotic devices) with a range of therapies. With our Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinical Center in our flagship hospital, our experts work closely with your child and each other to ensure that your child’s device meets his/her needs.

Adolescent Pain & Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Program
We help patients and their families better understand and manage chronic pain successfully. Our goal is to enable adolescents to get back to activities they enjoy, such as school and sports. Our POTS program offers treatment for those with autonomic nervous system problems treatment focusing on exercise and lifestyle changes that can decrease symptoms and increase quality of life.

Other conditions we treat:

  • Acute flaccid myelitis
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Burns and wounds
  • Demyelinating Conditions
  • Dysphagia and sensory-based feeding disorders
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Spasticity
  • Transplant
  • Vestibular impairments
  • Vision impairments/low-vision strategies
  • Among many others

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