Welcome to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation! Our patient care services are available on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
We specialize in the care of children with diagnoses such as brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, brain and spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury, chronic pain syndrome, amputation, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Our multidisciplinary team includes physiatrists (physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation), a nurse practitioner, a nurse, a social worker, and several office coordinators. We also work very closely with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and other rehabilitation providers throughout the CHOP network.
Our programs and services
We offer the following programs. Depending upon your child's needs and treatment plan, she may see specialists from one or more of them.
- The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is an 18-bed unit staffed by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of children needing acute rehabilitation.
- The Day Hospital Program is a full or half day, short term therapy program that offers intensive therapies that may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, feeding therapy, and educational services. Some inpatient rehabilitation patients graduate to this program when they no longer require overnight care. Types, frequency and duration of services are decided depending on the child’s age, diagnosis and treatment plan.
- Our Rehabilitation Consultation Service provides consults to inpatients throughout the hospital during hospitalizations related to various medical conditions requiring rehabilitation evaluation and services
- The Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic offers evaluation and ongoing follow-up of patients with rehabilitation needs
- The Spasticity Management Program offers a variety of treatment options for children with spasticity resulting from brain and spinal cord dysfunction. Treatment options include splinting and bracing, chemoneurolysis via botulinum toxin A (Botox) and/or phenol injections, oral antispasticity medications, and intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy.
- The Electromyography (EMG) Program uses EMG technology for nerve conduction, needle EMG, evoked potential (visual, auditory, event-related) studies, and motion analysis.
- The Cerebral Palsy Program is a multidisciplinary, weekly outpatient program that provides comprehensive care for children with cerebral palsy and related conditions.
As a leading research institution, we quickly bring scientific discoveries into the clinical setting and community to improve care. Some of our current research studies include:
- Inpatient rehabilitation outcomes
- The use of vibration for bone health in children with cerebral palsy
For more information
If you would like more information about our services, please contact us at 215-590-7439.