Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation
The Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program is a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited program serving children and teens ages 2 to 18.
Our mission is to help children and teens regain function and independence after a debilitating injury or illness so that they are able to return home, to school and to the communities they live in.
The pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program is led by a physiatrist (a physician specializing in rehabilitation) and involves the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of professionals working with our patients from the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) 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, among others.