Specialized Therapy for Babies, Children and Teens
When a child needs physical, occupational or speech therapy, their needs are very different than those of an adult. The Rehabilitation Services team specializes in pediatric rehabilitation and uses the very latest research-based therapies in one-on-one sessions with patients and their families. All of our therapists have a master’s degree or higher and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in their areas of specialty by attending conferences and seminars across the country.
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Developmental Therapy for Newborns
- Wound Care
CHOC offers a variety of developmental and functional evaluations that are conducted by licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists. Each evaluation takes about one to two hours to complete. The evaluation is a collaborative process between the patient, parent and therapist, in addressing the child’s developmental needs and eligibility for services. Learn more about evaluations and beginning treatment at CHOC Children’s.
There’s No Place Like CHOC
All treatments are specially designed with the child and his or her long-term goals and potential in mind.
- The Multidisciplinary Feeding Program at CHOC evaluates and treats children with significant feeding problems. Children who participate in the program typically have failed outpatient feeding therapy and have either a G-Tube (feeding tube) or are at risk for G-Tube placement. CHOC has the one of the only inpatient programs dedicated to treating these children west of the Mississippi River.
- For patients with orthopaedic and sports-related therapy needs, CHOC Children’s utilizes treatments that are sport- and activity-specific to allow athletes to return to optimal functioning. Learn more about physical therapy for athletes.
- CHOC offers one of the only multidisciplinary treatment groups for concussion and post concussion syndrome in the region with direct collaboration with neurologists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists, psychologists and athletic trainers. Learn more about our Concussion Program.
- Patients undergoing treatment at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s are often able to receive physical therapy in the Cancer Institute’s in-unit gym. Learn more about physical therapy for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
- CHOC Children’s offers one of the few programs in the country to treat vocal cord dysfunction in young athletes, helping them return to their athletic endeavors.