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Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)

Overview

The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Emily Howatt Pliskatt Pediatric Unit cares for children who experience extreme pain and discomfort. Also known as Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS), it is a condition caused by injury, illness or psychological stress that can lead to intense pain throughout a child’s body — or just a single area of the body.

When a young loved one experiences amplified pain, it becomes a diagnosis for the whole family — and we treat it as such.

Our physician-led rehabilitation services and therapies can help address the abnormally high pain, which can be triggered by an injury, illness or psychological stress.


Pediatric Chronic Pain Program

Our program is designed to:

  • Deliver intensive inpatient rehabilitation that compassionately and expertly manages the pain while focusing on increased function and participation back in life
  • Provide physical, occupational and recreational therapies, as well as yoga and other innovative treatments
  • Offer counseling services under the guidance of a pediatric neuropsychologist
  • Provide overall support and education for the entire family throughout the rehabilitation process to ensure a successful transition to home and community

Multidisciplinary Care Team

  • Pediatric physiatrist and pediatric hospitalist
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Care management
  • Neuropsychology
  • Counseling
  • Dietary

Contact Us To Get Started

For more information about our Pediatric Chronic Pain Program, call 1-888-44-REHAB or fill out the form below.

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