We work closely with your child’s primary care physician to coordinate treatment programs that address a variety of chronic and complex functional impairments, including:
- Balance and coordination challenges
- Developmental delays
- Gait abnormalities
- Motor control
- Muscle stiffness or tightness
- Muscle weakness
- Poor posture
These issues can stem from injury, disease, or birth-related disorders. For example, we treat children who have:
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Brain injury/head injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Chronic pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Limb deficiencies and amputations
- Metabolic diseases
- Muscular dystrophy
- Musculoskeletal disorders (scoliosis, torticollis, intoeing)
- Nerve injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
- Orthopedic injury
- Spina bifida
- Spinal cord injury
- Sports associated injuries
Our dedicated children’s hospital for rehabilitation is staffed by professionals who are solely focused on children who require specialized medical attention and intensive therapies.
If your child needs additional expertise, we collaborate closely with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital specialists and are fully backed by the resources of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.
Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation is one of a select few accredited, freestanding pediatric specialty hospitals in the United States.
Our pediatric pain rehabilitation program is the only program of its kind in the world accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which means we have demonstrated our commitment to providing quality of services for the best possible outcomes.
Our inpatient therapy services provide a step-down for children with medically complex issues to gain treatment before leaving the hospital. In addition, children who require intensive treatments due to injury or disease can come to inpatient therapy for a period of time, during which they receive coordinated and comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapies, among other services.
Our Day Hospital offers children who require intensive medical and developmental therapy full access to the same physical therapy and rehabilitation services as inpatients without requiring overnight hospitalization. Children receive intensive therapy during weekdays and return home each evening.
Motor Control Program
Our distinctive muscle control program helps patients relearn the use of muscle groups through unique devices and specially constructed computer protocols that measure the amount of energy exerted by various muscles and reward the child, providing immediate knowledge of their efforts. Patients are typically at least 2 years of age and have chronic conditions such as cerebral palsy or muscle dysfunction stemming from serious illness or injury. Many of our patients also have conditions that interfere with learning, such as hyperactivity, learning disorders, developmental delay, and hearing or vision defects.
Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program
Our pain rehabilitation program is designed for children and adolescents whose chronic pain interferes with their normal activities. The two-part, three-week program consists of inpatient and day hospital components. The interdisciplinary program takes a rehabilitative approach to helping children accept and manage their manage their pain and to restore daily activities. Our program is the first and only pain rehabilitation program to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Seating and Wheelchair Clinic
A physiatrist, along with physical and occupational therapists, assess the child’s seating, wheelchair and mobility needs. They assist children who require adaptive equipment to improve their positioning and mobility and promote functional independence.
Our dedicated interdisciplinary program serves the needs of children who have cerebral palsy, head or spinal cord injuries, and spina bifida. The team which includes a physiatrist, occupational and physical therapists, collaborates closely with orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery to recognize and understand the complicated nature of spasticity. They work together to evaluate the child’s spasticity, determine the best treatment options and assist the child in overcoming challenges that may interfere with movement and speech.
- Baclofen pump trials
- Botox injections
- Nerve conduction studies
- Peripheral nerve blocks for spasticity
Information & Appointments
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
- Shaker Campus
- Fairview Hospital
- Hillcrest Hospital
- Therapy Service (Outpatient locations):
- Middleburgh Heights