Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

Pediatric RehabilitationThe Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation care. We specialize in supporting children and adolescents with disabilities. These conditions can affect the brain, spinal cord, limbs, muscles and nerves. This can impact a child’s ability to move, swallow, speak and function independently.

Our team of specialists provides patient- and family-centered care. This care adapts to your child’s changing needs throughout their rehabilitation. We feature both inpatient (in hospital) and outpatient (in office) services to help where your child needs it most.

Our program is the only one in South Florida staffed by fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric physiatrists. Physiatrists focus on improving health, reducing pain, and restoring function and mobility to those with physical and neurological disabilities. As pediatric physiatrists, our doctors specialize in treating children and adolescents. Our advanced training and expertise help infants, children and adolescents reach their full potential.

We have a dedicated team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists. We work with the rest of your care team to help you and your child set goals and achieve growth and developmental milestones. We stand by your side when challenges arise. And we’re here to cheer on your victories as well.

Could your child benefit from seeing one of our PM&R physicians? Call us at 954-265-4000 to schedule a consultation.

Our Approach

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The specialists at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital recognize your child is much more than an illness or injury that needs to be addressed and managed. We see your child as a whole person. During your first visit, our specialists start getting to know your child and what makes them unique. We’ll listen and problem solve to create a personalized treatment plan that makes your entire family’s life easier. After that, we’ll work to achieve your child’s best quality of life — together. 

Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of conditions that affect your child’s ability to move, swallow, speak and function independently. Learn more.

Treatments and Services

We provide personalized treatment that emphasizes growth and independence. Our experienced and highly trained team offers compassionate care that looks at your child individually to help them achieve all they can. Learn more.

Your Care Team

Our pediatric rehabilitation specialists provide advanced, innovative care in a patient- and family-centered environment. Our team includes physicians, physical, occupational or speech therapists, and other healthcare professionals. Learn more.

What to Expect

We’ll start with a comprehensive evaluation that outlines your child’s medical history, symptoms and interests. Then, we’ll create a personalized plan designed to meet their daily needs and preferences. Everything we do is dedicated to maximizing your child’s potential and improving their quality of life. Learn more.