Frazier Rehab Institute has been providing comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services since it first opened in 1954. The Pediatric Rehab Program provides a wide range of services to children and adolescents of all ages, birth to 17. The populations served include but are not limited to:
Outpatient pediatric patients also served in other locations throughout the region.
Pediatric rehab services span the continuum of care, from the acute inpatient hospital setting to outpatient care. Treatment is coordinated by a team of therapists whose goal is to improve functional outcomes while creating a safe and fun way for children to improve cognition, physical status, and social skills. In order to maximize patient outcomes and enhance the patient experience, Frazier offers:
The multidisciplinary team of therapists includes: Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician, Pediatric Nurse Coordinator, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Recreation Therapists and pet therapy, Pulmonary Therapists, Dieticians and Case Managers/school liaison.
The 15- story state-of-the-art Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center is home to Frazier Rehab’s Pediatric Program. Our Kosair Charities Pediatric Pavillion, located on the 8th floor, is specifically designed and equipped to meet the rehab needs of children. Our spacious, private patient rooms can accommodate a parent/guardian overnight. Additional accommodations are available through our partnership with the Ronald McDonald House, located one block away. The Pediatric Pavillion also offers:
Locomotor Training, an activity-based therapy, is available to children with neurological injuries, e.g. spinal cord injury, to promote neuromuscular recovery and achievement of developmentally appropriate motor skills. Children participate in out-patient therapy 5x/week, 1.5 hours/day led by pediatric physical therapists and trainers to activate the neuromuscular system and facilitated to practice stepping and standing on a treadmill with partial body weight support. As skills develop in the treadmill environment, the therapist guides the child to use these skills off the treadmill (e.g. improving sitting balance and function in sitting, bed mobility, standing, stepping) and works with the parent(s) and family to incorporate new gains in the home and community. For additional information about the Spinal Cord Medicine Program click here.