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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact number | 202-476-3094
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Get to Know Our Team

We bring together experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation to provide personalized care for your child and family.

Meet our providers

When your child has a disability or injury, it is important to find specialists who understand how these conditions affect a child who is still growing physically and developing neurologically. At Children’s National Hospital, our goal is to help every child reach the highest level of physical, cognitive and social functioning possible – letting kids be kids and enjoy their childhood.

Physical Medicine for Kids

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation treats and monitors infants, children and teens at all stages of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. For children with more complex disorders or illnesses, our division experts can coordinate treatment plans and condition management with pediatric specialists in more than 50 disciplines at Children's National.

Features of the Rehabilitation Medicine program include:

  • Continuity of care. Our specialists provide acute comprehensive care for patients at Children's National as well as sub-acute and post-acute care at HSC Health Care System Pediatric Center in Washington, D.C., and pediatric inpatient care at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, located next to Children's National. The presence of Children's National at all three health systems distinguishes our rehabilitative services from other programs around the country, by ensuring a continuum of care with Children's National doctors and health team members who know your child's medical history and special needs.
  • Specialty programs and clinics. Our team offers comprehensive rehabilitation through our numerous multi-specialty clinics. All treatment is tailored to your child's unique needs.
  • Therapists with advanced training and certifications. As a children's hospital, we have the resources and knowledge to promote age-appropriate life skills for optimal growth and development, from daily living skills to play – a kid’s most important job. Our physical and occupational therapists have advanced training and certifications in a variety of pediatric rehabilitation therapies.
  • Multidisciplinary care. In addition to the division's pediatric physiatrists, our care team is comprised of experts from a variety of areas, including rehabilitation nursing, youth transition services, orthotics and physical, recreational and occupational therapy.

Conditions We Treat

We provide state-of-the art diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive rehabilitation services for many conditions, including neurological disorders, traumatic injuries and congenital (present at birth) physical disabilities, including:

Rehabilitation Services We Provide

We provide our patients and their families with a coordinated care plan that often saves them from the frustration of multiple appointments with various providers. We offer the following services as part of our program:

  • Bracing
  • 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

Our Multidisciplinary Clinics

We care for many children in the region with complex medical needs. We have established comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinics to meet the unique needs of these patients and their families, including our:

Contact Us

For more information about our Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, call us at 202-476-3094.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Team

  • Justin Burton

    Justin Burton
    Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
    Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Jeffrey Rabin

    Jeffrey Rabin
    Vice-Chair, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
    Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Olga Morozova

    Olga Morozova
    Director, Education and Fellowship
    Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist

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    Melissa Fleming
    Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist

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    Arjoo Bhandari Mekala
    Occupational Therapist

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    Andrea Carruth
    Occupational Therapist

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    Lindsay Chiarello
    Occupational Therapist

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    Satvika Garg
    Occupational Therapist

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    Aditi Kulkarni
    Occupational Therapist

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    Briana Paoletta
    Occupational Therapist

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    Linnea Quist
    Occupational Therapist

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    Rachel Radcliffe
    Occupational Therapist

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    Stephanie Schneider
    Occupational Therapist

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    Jennifer Shorter
    Occupational Therapist

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    Randi Simenson
    Occupational Therapist

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    Natalie Swartz
    Occupational Therapist

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    Katherine Williamson
    Occupational Therapist

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    Anne Conway
    Therapy Manager

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    Justine Belschner
    Physical Therapist

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    Marisa Birkmeier
    Physical Therapist

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    Donna Blease
    Physical Therapist

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    Julia Bliss
    Physical Therapist

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    Blair Bossie
    Physical Therapist

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    Ashley Brandt
    Physical Therapist

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    Danielle Burris
    Physical Therapist

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    Catherine Coley
    Physical Therapist

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    Mandana Fisher
    Physical Therapist

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    Eena Kapoor
    Physical Therapist

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    Cindy Kardeman
    Physical Therapist

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    Kaitlyn Kennedy
    Physical Therapist

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    Jaime Klein
    Physical Therapist

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    Staci Kovelman
    Physical Therapist

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    Katherine Kundrat
    Physical Therapist

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    Michaela Lewis
    Physical Therapist

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    Kathleen Merton
    Physical Therapist

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    Sarah Mozzochi
    Physical Therapist

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    Emily Musy
    Physical Therapist

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    Siobhan O'Donnell
    Physical Therapist

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    Kelly Rock
    Physical Therapist

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    Julie Smolinski
    Physical Therapist

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    Nathalia Veale
    Physical Therapist

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    Caitlin Brady
    Nurse Practitioner

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    Patricia O'Berry
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse /br> Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Leslie Phillips

    Leslie Phillips
    Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist