Inpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation for Children
If your child has a congenital or acquired orthopedic or musculoskeletal issue and is in need of inpatient rehabilitation care, the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit can help.
The multidisciplinary team at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit will assess your child and develop a personalized treatment plan, based on both clinical and evidence-based best practices, to help your child achieve his or her maximum function. Child and family education is also a critical part of the process.
The orthopedic rehabilitation team will work closely with your child's orthopedic surgeon in order to achieve the best possible outcome and ensure that all goals of surgery are met.
Good Shepherd's Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program is appropriate for children, ages 0 to 21, who have orthopedic issues that do not require an acute level of care for medical stability.
Good Shepherd’s Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program inpatient services include:
Conditions treated in Good Shepherd’s inpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program for Children:
Your Care Team in Good Shepherd's Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program:
Pediatrician: A board-certified pediatrician medically manages the treatment of each child and coordinates the work of other professionals on the orthopedic rehabilitation team.
Pediatric Physiatrist: A physicial who is board certified in pediatrics and rehabilitation medicine coordinates the work of the Pediatric Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program team.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Nurses: Expert nurses evaluate and monitor each child, including height and weight. They also develop care plans in collaboration with the team, and they oversee each child's progress and education.
Physical Therapist (PT): A PT works with each child to improve strength, range of motion, balance and mobility.
Occupational Therapist (OT): An OT provides sensory needs assessment and intervention and works with each child on activities of daily living.
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP): A certified speech language pathologist (SLP) evaluates each child and recommends treatment plans to address issues with speaking, swallowing, cognitive impairments and other disorders.
Neuropsychologist: Neuropsychologists review the needs of the child and family and provides services to assist with coping, social reintegration and post-traumatic stress.
Care Manager: Working directly with the child, family and care team, care managers complete assessments, coordinate ongoing care with the patient’s insurance company and assist with any necessary discharge plans. Care managers also connect families to community resources and help them meet the challenges of their child's new circumstances.
Recreational Therapists: A recreational therapist works with each child to improve his or her physical and cognitive skills through play and leisure activities. The therapist promotes socialization and assists with the development of new or adjusted recreational activities that take into account the child's physical limitations.