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When your child 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, and we have everything your child needs to get better – and get back home to you.

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the state to be named one of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers by Newsweek and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We care for more pediatric rehabilitation patients than any center in the region and are proud to have some of the nation's top outcomes for getting children back home.

Our large team covers every pediatric rehabilitation specialty, and we have state-of-the-art equipment and therapy spaces specially designed for children. Your family also has 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.

No matter where your child is in their journey, we’re focused on helping them regain maximum function in an environment tailored to their needs.

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

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Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is named one of America’s Best Rehabilitation Centers by Newsweek. This award goes to hospitals that offer the highest quality rehabilitation care, and we’re proud to be the only children’s hospital in the state to be recognized among the nation’s best.

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Inpatient pediatric rehabilitation

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

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
  • 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

When your child needs outpatient rehabilitation, we are here to help your child improve in their daily life. Our pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for children from birth to 17 years of age.

Common diagnoses needing pediatric rehabilitaition

  • Attention deficit
  • Atypical walking patterns
  • Autism spectrum
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concerns with balance and coordination
  • Concerns with mobility or transfers
  • Degenerative muscular disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia/swallowing difficulty
  • Gross motor delay
  • Hypotonia/Hypertonia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pediatric feeding disorder
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Seizure/Epilepsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Torticollis

Outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services

With specialized physical, occupational and speech therapies, learn what Atrium Health Levine Children’s can offer you and your child.

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