The Pediatric Rehabilitation program at TGH is a CARF accredited, family centered program specializing in meeting the rehabilitation needs of infants, children and adolescents. Patients and families are the focus of our services. Our highly skilled, multidisciplinary team create treatment plans that are individualized to meet each patient’s unique needs and interests. By providing developmentally appropriate care that acknowledges each child’s / adolescent’s need to learn and play, we optimize patient participation and outcomes.
- Brain injury – traumatic and non-traumatic
- Spinal cord injury/disorder
- Multiple injuries due to trauma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
- Deconditioning due to illness, injury or surgery
- Therapy Services: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Child Life, Respiratory, Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Medical Services: Physiatry, Pediatric Nursing, Medical Consultative Services, Dialysis, Ostomy/Wound Care, Spasticity Management, Burn Management
- Psychological Services: Psychology, Neuropsychological Testing for Return to School
- Supportive Services: Chaplain, Social Work, Financial Counseling, Integrative Medicine, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy
- Diagnostic: Radiology, Lab, Audiology
- Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
- Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
- Substance misuse counseling
- Driver rehabilitation
- Environmental modification
- Peer support
- Rehabilitation engineering
- Visual assessment /ophthalmology
- Hospital/Homebound school
- Vocational rehab
- Birth – 16 years of age. Patients 16-21 years of age may be admitted to the pediatric unit as an exception by the pediatric physiatrist/medical director/administrative director, depending on the developmental and emotional needs of the patient and family.
- Presence of treatable medical rehabilitation diagnosis
- Patient must be medically stable
- Patient must be non-ventilator dependent
- Need comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program as determined by physiatrist
- Have the ability to participate in and benefit from intensive rehabilitation
- Generally able to tolerate about 3 hours of therapy/day, depending on their age (5 of the 7 days of a week)
- Able to follow commands and actively participate in therapy
- Patient should be approved by insurance company for admission to inpatient rehab
- Patient should have a defined achievable discharge disposition
Hours of Operation
Rehab physician/designee – available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Rehab nursing – available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Therapy services – available 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Patient has met all the goals set in collaboration with the Rehab Team for IP stay.
- Patient not showing any measurable gains
- Patient not complying with the expectations laid out in a behavioral contract
- Non-voluntary discharge when patient is not medically stable for continued participation in a Rehab Program.
- May require admission to hospital.
- Insurance company ready for providing care for next level of care for the patient.
Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy