Pediatric Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

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The Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation services to support children and adolescents with physical and neurological conditions that affect the functionality of the brain, spinal cord, limbs, muscles, and nerves. We support our pediatric patients through every phase of their rehabilitation process, including inpatient and outpatient care.

Our team of pediatric physiatrists provides rehabilitation management and long-term care coordination for children and adolescents, who are continually growing and changing. A physiatrist is a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation and treats the medical and rehabilitation concerns associated with physical and neurologic problems that lead to difficulties with function. Our pediatric physiatry physician services incorporate the medical and functional management of issues related to development, impairment and disability. The entire staff is dedicated to providing a patient- and family-centered environment to not only help you cope with your child's rehabilitation process, but to also help your child reach their full potential.

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Inpatient Rehabilitation

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was the first hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties to have a dedicated and distinct pediatric comprehensive medical rehabilitation unit. As a tertiary care facility collaborating with Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, we care for children and adolescents with conditions resulting from illness, injury or chronic disabilities with complications. Committed to high quality standards of care, we are also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation program. Learn more about our pediatric inpatient treatment services.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Our pediatric outpatient rehabilitation programs provides highly individualized therapies for children whose impairments are the result of illness, injury and congenital defects. If your child has a sports related injury, our sports rehabilitation team meets the unique needs of children and adolescents with sports injuries as well.

Meeting Your Child’s Special Needs

Our rehabilitation team uses age and developmentally appropriate activities to improve the performance of mobility, communication, cognitive, social and self-care skills. Therapy services are provided a minimum of six days per week.

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The rehabilitation team consists of pediatric specialists in each of the following fields led by a team of pediatric physiatrists:

  • Child/adolescent life services
  • Humor and pet therapy
  • Music Therapy 
  • Neuropsychology/psychology
  • Nutrition services
  • Occupational therapy
  • On-site teacher (in partnership with Broward County Public Schools)
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Physical therapy
  • Certified rehabilitation nursing (CRRN)
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Social services
  • Speech therapy

We have access to a wide range of pediatric subspecialty consulting physicians. Additionally, our pediatric intensivists and pediatric hospitalists provide 24-hour, in-hospital coverage.

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