Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Compassionate Care for Our Youngest Patients

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The Pediatric Rehabilitation program at South Shore Health offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, and speech therapy services for infants, children, and adolescents from birth to 17 years of age.

Each of our pediatric therapists is certified, licensed, and experienced in providing compassionate care to children of all ages.

Our pediatric therapists are committed to a single goal: helping your child reach his or her highest potential.

Our team will help your child fulfill that potential within a developmental play and/or neurological habilitation framework, using evidence-based treatment approaches specifically designed for your child's age and level of development.

Preparing for a visit

A parent or guardian must accompany all pediatric patients (including teenagers) to his or her first appointment in order to fill out the appropriate paperwork, including a consent form to receive treatment.

How can we help your child?

South Shore Health's pediatric rehabilitation services are offered in all of the major therapy disciplines. Our pediatric therapists are trained and experienced in working with pediatric patients, from infants through teenagers.

To learn more about the various aspects of pediatric rehabilitation at South Shore Health, please click each section below.

South Shore Health's experienced pediatric physical therapists treat children of all ages, including infants with torticollis/plagiocephaly or developmental delays to adolescent athletes trying to get back on the field.

Pediatric physical therapy goes beyond helping a child recover from a sports injury or a broken bone — it can be an effective treatment for children with balance issues, range of motion issues, troubles with mobility, and attainment of motor milestones.

Each of our pediatric physical therapists has extensive experience with the unique challenges that come with working with children and will work with you and your child to achieve all of his or her goals.

Conditions, treatments, and services

  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly/flat head
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Injury recovery
  • Hypotonia
  • Hypertonia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Club foot
  • Spina Bifida
  • Gait/difficulty walking
  • Developmental delay

For pediatric patients, our speech-language pathologists help develop your child’s receptive and expressive language skills, early language skills, speech sound production, fluency, and ability to socially interact in a fun, age-appropriate environment.

Our team uses interactive, evidence-based intervention to maximize your child’s ability to functionally communicate wants, needs, and ideas.

Conditions, treatments, and services

  • Speech-language delay
  • Articulation/Phonology (mispronunciation)
  • Selective mutism
  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Receptive-Expressive language
  • Social communication disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Autism/Autism spectrum disorder
  • Language-based learning disorder

If you child is struggling with fine motor skills, social skills, or self-care skills, occupational therapy may be a good solution.

Pediatric occupational therapy can help your child with the development of a variety of skills that are crucial to progression through childhood or adolescence and into adulthood.

Our pediatric occupational therapists will work with you and your child to develop a care plan that meets his or her unique needs and will guide your child on the journey toward increased independence and self-confidence.

Conditions, treatments, and services

  • Autism/autism spectrum disorder
  • Sensory seeking behavior
  • Sensory therapy
  • Self-regulation/behavior management
  • Fine motor delay
  • Handwriting concerns
  • Poor coordination
  • Upper extremity weakness
  • Behavioral issues (high energy, explosive behavior)

Aquatic therapy can be a useful treatment for pediatric patients with autism, muscle tone issues, or as part of a post-injury recovery plan.

Additionally, physical activity in a pool offers a number of additional benefits over land-based exercise.

Our unique two-pool facility allows us to tailor an exercise program using either our warm (92°) or cool (82°) pool environment. Our pools are accessible by stairs or chair lift.

Locker rooms, showers, and a family-assisted dressing area are available.

Conditions, treatments, and services

  • Autism/autism spectrum disorder
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Play-based functional movement
  • Muscle tone issues
  • Neurological disorders
  • Recovery from fractures/orthopedic injuries
  • Weight-bearing restrictions

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