Our pediatric rehabilitation programs deliver a wide range of services to assist patients and their families throughout their recovery, including:
Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program addresses the needs of children and young adults after they’ve had a traumatic and life-changing injury or illness. Our doctors, nurses, therapists and other clinicians use their expertise to help patients build skills to function independently as they recover from brain dysfunctions and injuries, spinal cord injuries, cardiac complications or burns.
We use everyday activities as the basis for therapy, which motivates our patients to work hard and allows them to regain as much independence and function as possible.
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Our Outpatient Rehabilitation Program offers nine neighborhood locations throughout metro Atlanta, providing audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. Our team helps patients regain skills so they can be more successful at home and in the community. By training families in therapy techniques to use at home with their child, the Children’s outpatient rehab staff helps patients become more functional and independent.
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Our Sports Medicine Program is one of the few in the country dedicated exclusively to the care of young athletes. We offer sports medicine physical therapy at 12 neighborhood locations and provide athletic training coverage to over 40 schools and club sports in metro Atlanta. Our pediatric-trained team provides comprehensive assessment, treatment and expert advice for young athletes with injuries and conditions that affect sports performance.
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Day rehabilitation is a full-day therapy program for patients recovering from traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, neurological diseases, debility or other conditions. It’s designed to help children and teens regain skills to perform everyday activities. Structured like a regular school day, the Day Rehabilitation Program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
The rehabilitation team—which includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, nurses and a certified teacher—places a special focus on:
- Physical therapy: Mobility, walking or wheelchair skills, coordination and balance
- Occupational therapy: Activities of daily living, self-care, bathing, grooming, dressing and cooking
- Speech-language pathology: Communication, speaking, reading, writing and swallowing
- School re-entry: Advocacy and assistance as child and family navigate through process of returning to school
- Community reintegration: Play, leisure skills, driving and work
Our program also has a designated pet therapy dog, Stella. She helps motivate and encourage patients as they participate in therapy.
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To learn more about day rehabilitation at Children’s, call 404-785-3300.
Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in treating nerve, muscle and bone injuries, and illnesses that affect function. They evaluate and diagnose patients and develop treatment plans that include therapeutic exercise, orthotics, prosthetics and adaptive devices.
Physiatrists lead the child or teen’s pediatric rehabilitation team and treat the whole child, as well as the area causing the pain or limited function.
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