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 up to age 22 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
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- 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.
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), is a method of upper extremity rehabilitation for children with neuromotor impairments. CIMT involves constraint of the non-affected upper extremity in combination with intensive therapy and is gaining support as being the best practice in the treatment of children with hemiplegia
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine can complement traditional care by treating the whole child: body, mind, and spirit. Our pediatric physicians and therapists are certified in many complementary therapies, including Acupuncture, E-stim, craniosacral therapy, and other treatments.
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.
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).
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.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Upper Extremity and Brachial Plexus Program provides collaborative multidisciplinary care for children with conditions affecting the function of hands and arms that may present at birth or may occur later due to injury. Our goal is to help the child get the most functional use of the affected arm or hand using different therapeutic techniques.