Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation
The Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program is the only inpatient pediatric rehabilitation program in central and northern Wisconsin servicing children ages 2-18. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the inpatient rehabilitation program located within Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and many other services that focus on regaining function and independence.
Regaining function and independence after a debilitating injury or illness is the mission of the inpatient rehab program at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital so children are able to return home, to school and to the communities they live in.
The pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program is led by a physician specializing in pediatric rehabilitation and involves the expertise of a team of professionals working with our patients from the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) through discharge.
This team can include:
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Speech and language pathologist
- Recreational therapist
- Child life specialist
- Music therapist
- School tutor
- Case manager
- Social worker
- Assistive technology practitioner
Therapy Gyms and Space
Because our mission is to help children return to their optimum function, the pediatric unit and therapy spaces are designed to provide environments in the hospital that support that goal. Independence Square is a community-designed environment that allows patients to practice what they learn in therapy and apply it in a community setting while still in the hospital. The Snoezelen Room is a safe and non-threatening environment where children enjoy subtle stimulation of the primary senses. Our physical and occupational therapy gyms provide the space needed for state-of-the-art treatment and technology for children.
Conditions We Treat
Conditions we treat include stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurologic disorders, orthopedic conditions and multiple trauma, and many others.