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At Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, our specialized rehabilitation services address a wide variety of illnesses and injuries that can happen to children from infancy to adolescence. We provide physical, occupational and speech therapy and care for difficult conditions such as swallowing disorders, trauma and spinal cord and brain injury.

We understand that treatment can be overwhelming for children. Our family-focused care providers take a warmhearted, child-friendly approach. We’ll involve you and your child’s other caregivers at every step. Therapists provide specialized, child-oriented versions of treatments, including physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapies.

Providence therapists help children work to the best of their abilities so they aren’t frustrated after a therapy session. Your child will gradually build skills and confidence and learn to function as independently and freely as possible.

We provide rehabilitation therapy after major surgery or to support the recovery process for these and other conditions:

  • Accidental trauma
  • Back injuries
  • Cardiac diseases
  • Muscle and joint injuries
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Swallowing and feeding disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Your child receives individualized treatment for the most common or complex condition. Our rehabilitation specialists offer these and other treatments:

  • Acute spinal cord injury rehabilitative care
  • Assistive device training
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Exercise therapies
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Sports therapy
  • Swallowing and feeding therapy
  • Trauma-focused rehabilitative therapy
  • Traumatic brain injury rehabilitative care

In addition to your doctor and other care providers, pediatric specialists who may assist with your child’s recovery include:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists