The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation treats and monitors infants, children, andteens at all stages of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. Specialists provide acute carefor patients at Children's National Health System as well as sub-acute and post-acute care atHSC Pediatric Center inWashington, DC, and pediatric inpatient care at MedStarNational Rehabilitation Hospital, located next to Children's National.
Children's presence at all three health systems distinguishes our rehabilitative servicesfrom other programs around the country by ensuring a continuum of care with Children's doctorsand health team members who know a child's medical history and special needs.
Physical Medicine for Kids
Our goal is to help every child reach the highest level of physical, cognitive, and socialfunctioning possible - letting kids be kids and enjoy their childhood. When your child has adisability or injury, it is important to find specialists who understand how these conditions affecta child who is still growing physically and developing neurologically. For children with morecomplex disorders or illnesses, division experts can coordinate treatment and condition managementwith pediatric professionals in more than 40 disciplines at Childrens National.
We provide state-of-the art diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive rehabilitation services forneurological conditions, traumatic injuries, and congenital physical disabilities, including:
Childrens Rehabilitative Experts
In addition to the division's pediatric physiatrists, physicians who specialize inrehabilitation, the multidisciplinary team includes experts in the following areas:
As a children's hospital, we have the resources and knowledge to promote age-appropriate lifeskills for optimal growth and development, from daily living skills to play - a kidsmost important job. Our physical and occupational therapists have advanced training andcertifications in a variety of pediatric rehabilitation therapies:
- Constraint induced treatment
- Developmental assessment
- Exercise prescription
- Gait training
- Neuro-developmental treatment
- Physical abilities testing
- Sensory integration
- Standardized testing and assessment for perceptual motor and learning disabilities
- Upper and lower extremity (limb) casting
Advanced Care Clinics
Recognized for our expertise, we care for many of the region's most medically complexpatients. The division established comprehensive clinics to meet the unique needs of these patientsand their families, including:
Planning Your Appointment
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to complete registration at our receptiondesk. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may need to reschedule. If youare willing to wait, we will do our best to fit your child's appointment into the day'sschedule. If you are more than 30 minutes late, your appointment will probably need to berescheduled.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call us three days (72 hours) inadvance at 202-476-3094.