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Rehabilitation Services for Children

Rehabilitation Services for Children

If your child lives with a developmental delay or congenital condition or if they experience a sports injury, orthopedic injury, a traumatic injury, major surgery, or a burn or wound needing gentle care, they can grow, improve function, gain strength, develop independence and live a full life with the help of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and rehabilitation services.

Extensive Children’s Rehabilitation Services Close to Home

Take advantage of inpatient rehabilitation after surgery or a medical procedure or many options for ongoing therapy in an outpatient setting to address a wide range of health conditions and situations when you choose the pediatric rehabilitation services at OU Health in Oklahoma City, Edmond or Tulsa. Your child benefits from top-quality, comprehensive care designed to enhance physical performance, daily living skills and communication through direct treatment and education for your entire family.

Ask your doctor for a referral to the physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and rehabilitation specialists at OU Health, where you and your child become part of a multidisciplinary care team. Together with your doctors and our expert therapeutic specialists, you’ll complete a comprehensive evaluation for your child and develop an individualized treatment plan with evidence-based recommendations to address your child’s needs and your family’s specific situation.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services & Treatments

As part of your child’s ongoing care with the compassionate expert rehabilitation specialists at OU Health, you and your family receive ongoing education and training to understand the healing process, as well as information about how to manage your child’s situation into the future, especially when they return home with you.

Among the many inpatient or outpatient therapeutic and rehabilitation services using the latest pediatric-focused techniques at OU Health, your child’s treatment plan may include one or more options such as:

  • Physical therapy – Boosts physical function, strength and fitness through use of developmentally appropriate care in a variety of areas, including balance and gait (walking) training, physical exercise, therapeutic play and exercise, taping, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization and other manual therapeutic techniques, sports physical therapy and more
  • Rehabilitation therapy – Improves skills for independent living following injury or surgery, all the way from admission to the ICU through follow-up care after discharge; uses multiple techniques such as adaptive and mobility equipment training, strength and endurance training, positioning/splinting/taping, pain management, balance and coordination skills training, wound and burn care education, vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC) management and more
  • Speech-language pathologists – Address problems with swallowing, speech, communication, cleft palate/lip, aphasia, neurologic disorders, stroke in children or others through the use of cognitive therapy, speaking valves, swallowing therapy, voice therapy and more; barium swallow test (dysphagiagram) helps develop accurate diagnosis and ongoing management
  • Occupational therapy – Improves skills related to activities of daily living (ADL) through multiple approaches, including training for adaptive equipment and braces, cognitive retraining, custom splinting, feeding skills development, hand therapy, joint protection, mobilization/ambulation, positioning/splinting and more

Your Children’s Expert Rehabilitation Team

Your child’s pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and rehabilitation team delivers compassionate, expert care as part of a hospital stay or in an outpatient setting.

Your child’s team may include fully licensed and highly educated pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who also hold advanced certifications in swallowing and swallowing disorders, neonatal rehabilitation from the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT), pediatric mobility, car seat installation, interactive metronome training, functional movement assessment and screening (FMA, FMS) and more.

Dedicated to advancing your options for pediatric treatment through the extensive resources of our academic health system, your child’s rehabilitation specialists also participate in OU Health’s ongoing scientific research and their own continuing education. Count on your child’s licensed therapists to provide individualized care with goals adjusted to support continual improvement, as well as equipment recommendations and education for your family.

Request an Appointment

Ask your doctor for a referral or request an appointment with OU Health’s pediatric rehabilitation services specialists today.

Call (405) 271-4875.
Fax physician referrals to (405) 271-8344.