Our physical rehabilitation team may prescribe therapeutic exercise, prosthetics/orthotics and adaptive devices and work closely with physical, occupational, or speech pathology therapists to ensure patients receive appropriate treatments. Services offered by the physiatry team include:
- Medical and medication management
- Physical interventions and modalities
- Durable medical equipment recommendations
The physiatry team manages a child’s medical care throughout the rehabilitation process – meeting the children and their families at the intersection between the medical conditions that children have, supports that they will need to move forward, and the function that they will be able to develop in the future.
How do I schedule?
For an inpatient consultation, please talk with your inpatient physician and/or specialists about a rehabilitation evaluation if you have concerns about your child’s functional abilities. Our outpatient offerings for consultations are limited to services within the Neuroscience Institute.
Health professionals may consult with the physiatrist at Children’s to assist with a diagnosis and discuss appropriate therapeutic interventions and orthotic or prosthetic prescription, complex medication management and the development of a plan to maximize function.
Our physiatry team is available for consults to help determine not only medical treatment but also the best environment for therapy – home, outpatient clinic or inpatient hospital unit.
What multidisciplinary teams consult with physiatry?
We will work with your child’s medical team to help manage complex care. Patients may be seen in the hospital. Physiatry works closely with: