Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The CHOC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program is dedicated to offering comprehensive rehabilitative services for infants, children, and adolescents facing both permanent and temporary disabilities. Through the collaborative efforts of our skilled physicians and specialists, we closely work with various subspecialties at CHOC, including neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, orthotics, rehabilitation, and neuropsychology. This integrated approach ensures a multidisciplinary and personalized approach to patient care.
Conditions we Treat
At CHOC, our physical medicine and rehabilitation program addresses a spectrum of conditions, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Developmental delays
- Difficulty walking
Patient and Family Centered Care
Evaluations and treatments for your child are tailored specifically to their needs and impairments. Our expert team specializes in pediatric rehabilitation and utilizes the latest research-based therapies in individualized sessions with patients and their families.
Our goal is to help patients achieve the highest level of functionality possible. By doing so, we empower not only our patients but also their families to thrive together.
Leading-Edge Diagnostic Capabilities & Treatment
CHOC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists and physicians provide the following services:
- Spasticity treatment (oral medications, botulinum toxin injections, balcofen pump)
- Therapy consultation
- Transition to home care
- Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation recommendations
- Equipment needs (wheelchairs, walkers, gait trainers)
- Coordination of care
Meet our Team
Physical Medicine & Rehab
Dr. Melanie Irwin is a Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehab specialist at CHOC.
We understand that a rehabilitation program is time-consuming and can be disruptive to a family’s busy lifestyle. Our team will strive to accommodate your family as we help you return to your normal activities. To schedule an appointment with the CHOC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program, please call (714) 509-7070.