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When your child or teen experiences a serious illness or injury, your biggest hope is that they'll recover and return to a normal life. At Atrium Health Levine Children's, it's our biggest hope, too. Our best-in-class pediatric rehabilitation program gives your child the care they need to get better – and get back home to you.

With state-of-the-art equipment, a large care team covering every pediatric rehabilitation specialty, and therapy spaces and programs specially designed for children, we're focused on helping your child regain maximum function in an environment tailored exclusively to their needs.

Connected to Levine Children's Hospital, our pediatric rehabilitation specialists give your family access to the full range of medical specialties available, if needed. You also have access to the many child-friendly amenities, activities and events that go on within our walls, as we strive to create a fun and enjoyable environment for our patients.

Plus, Levine Children's Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and we care for more pediatric rehabilitation patients than any center in the region. We're proud to have one of the nation's top outcomes for getting children back home. When you partner with our experienced team, your child's journey to recovery is in good hands.

Take a photo tour of our Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Pavilion at Levine Children's Hospital.

Visiting Your Child

Whether your child is receiving inpatient or outpatient care, we know how important it is for you to be at their side. We also understand that you want them to be safe. That’s why we’re continually evaluating our visitor policies in response to each new phase of the coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic. Visitor restrictions may have changed, so before your next visit, please ask your care team about the latest visitor policies.

Make an appointment

To learn more about outpatient pediatric rehabilitation therapy or to make an appointment, call 980-402-1970. For inpatient therapy, call 877-734-2251.

Conditions treated

If your child or teen has suffered a life-altering injury or they're limited by a neurological condition, they may be in need of pediatric rehabilitation care. Children who may qualify for pediatric rehabilitation services include those with:

  • Acute neurological conditions
  • Amputations
  • Brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Chemotherapy or other cancer-related treatments
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Recent heart surgery or other operations

Inpatient pediatric rehabilitation

Levine Children's Hospital provides complete inpatient rehabilitation care for your child. At our pediatric rehabilitation pavilion, your child gets:

  • Close medical supervision by a specialized pediatric rehabilitation physician, and coordinated care from a large pediatric rehabilitation care team
  • Around-the-clock rehabilitation nursing care
  • Minimum of 15 hours of weekly intensive rehabilitation care in a variety of specialties, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy and cognitive education
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment and adaptive facilities, including:
  • Large therapy gym with an anti-gravity treadmill, functional electrical stimulation for the upper and lower extremities, treadmill and other cardiovascular equipment, parallel bars and a tilt table
  • Therapeutic playroom for younger children, used to present therapy as play
  • Teen room for older children and teenagers where treatment options such as video games and air hockey are used to reach rehabilitation goals
  • Cheerful classroom used for testing and education
  • Dining room for speech/swallow treatment and ADL (activities of daily life) re-training
  • Treatment room incorporating interactive technology to address sensory stimulation, vision, coordination and communication
  • Ceiling gait track system that allows patients to walk and perform high-level balance and coordination activities without the fear of falling

Outpatient pediatric rehabilitation

It's a rewarding moment when your child is ready to return home after all of their hard work. To keep their progress moving forward, it's important for your child to continue rehabilitation after they leave the hospital. We make it easy for your child to make the transition from inpatient to outpatient care so we can continue to help them improve in their daily life.

Our outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Brachial plexus clinic
  • Feeding and swallowing help
  • Handwriting therapy
  • Infant massage
  • Nerve conduction studies and electromyography
  • Orthotic and prosthetic evaluation
  • Pediatric neuropsychology services
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Spasticity management
  • Therapy for metabolic disorders with a physical or cognitive component
  • Therapy targeting brain development and treatment of cerebral palsy

Pediatric rehabilitation care team

Our pediatric rehabilitation team includes many specialists working together to care for your child.

Our care team includes:

  • Board-certified doctors in pediatric rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation who oversee your child's care
  • Certified rehabilitation nurses who specialize in caring for young patients
  • Pediatric neuropsychologists who evaluate and treat cognitive impairment
  • Pediatric physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists who help your child relearn everyday activities
  • Recreational therapists who incorporate play into pediatric physical therapy sessions
  • Pediatric nutritionists who coordinate and manage your child's nutritional needs to help maximize their recovery
  • Child life specialists who help your child cope with their condition and recovery through age-appropriate activities and support
  • Therapy targeting brain development and treatment of cerebral palsy
  • Social workers who assist with counseling, education, community resources and the transition home

Learn about the team, our program outcomes and more.