REHABILITATION SERVICES

The focus of rehabilitation is to maximize each patient’s functional independence while providing necessary education to patients and families to return to home and school. Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), and Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) participate in the care of our patients at all levels of care at HealthBridge Children's Hospital with the valued input from Physicians and Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and other team members.  The HealthBridge Rehab team has experience in Doctorate level teaching at local universities, Professional level continuing education instruction and Graduate level clinical rotation mentoring. Our therapists have specialized training in identifying each child’s needs to implement an individualized care plan.

Physical Therapy  (PT) identifies strength, range of motion (ROM) and balance deficits; impairments in functional mobility, gait and endurance and assesses safety awareness.

Occupational Therapy (OT) examines fine motor dysfunction, deficits in functional mobility and coordination, and identifies appropriate assistive technology or equipment a patient may need.  

Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) treat dysfunctions specific to speech, language, cognition, behavior and swallowing disorders. 

Each discipline assists the patient and family with identifying and transitioning to the appropriate next level of care as smoothly as possible.

We specialize in treating children with the following diagnoses which include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain InjuryCerebral Palsy

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Vascular impairments

  • Demyelinating diseases

  • Guillain Barre Syndrome

  • Down syndrome

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Tumor resection

  • Complicated Orthopedic conditions

Our Approach to Treatment

Our comprehensive multi-disciplinary treatment programs prepare both children and their families to return to home. When children are admitted to the program, they undergo a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team assessment. With this information, the team designs individualized treatment plans to address the child's specific needs. Our team continually monitors progress to determine if adjustments should be made.

We make every effort to include a child's family during his or her treatment. Our experienced staff helps teach the family about their child's condition and how to manage symptoms at home. In addition, to learning medical and therapeutic care, they can participate in patient care conferences with other members of the treatment team. We also offer parents a variety of resources to cope with stress and other difficulties during their child's treatment.

Referrals

Our admissions team at HealthBridge Children’s Hospital works closely with referring hospitals, physicians, insurances, and family members to ensure that the admission process is efficient and timely. To refer a patient, schedule a tour, or to ask about our services please call HealthBridge at 888-306-5121 and someone will assist you.