Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Pediatric inpatient rehabilitation services are provided at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. With the first comprehensive acute inpatient rehabilitation program for children and adolescents in Broward and Palm Beach counties, our hospital offers an array of services for hospitalized children with impairments resulting from illness, injury or chronic disabilities with complicating conditions.

Our acute inpatient rehabilitation program treats patients with a variety of diagnoses including:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury (traumatic, non-traumatic, anoxic, infectious)
  • Cerebral palsy (post orthopaedic or post Rhizotomy)
  • Complications of severe medical illnesses
  • Developmental disabilities with complications
  • Multiple trauma
  • Neurological complications of brain or spine tumors and surgeries
  • Neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barre, transverse myelitis
  • Orthopaedic conditions (trauma or surgery)
  • Spina bifida with complications
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Team

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
  • 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.