Pediatric Physiatry

In Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, we use an interdisciplinary approach to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments and conditions. Our doctors relate medical, physical, function, psychosocial, and vocational limitations or conditions as part of the clinical decision making process. This specialist is trained in the identification of functional capabilities and selection of the best rehabilitation intervention strategies, with an understanding of the continuum of care throughout the course of disability. Our Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can help children learn new skills and ways to adapt in the home, school and community settings. Therapeutic options, assistive devices and gait assessments are incorporated into plans of care.

What type of patients are seen in the Pediatric Physiatry Clinics?

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as spinal muscular atrophy and muscular dystrophy
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Toe-walking and other gait or walking disorders
  • and many more