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Rehabilitation Services

Phoenix Children's Hospital offers the most comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation program in Arizona. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expertly trained staff provide an unmatched environment to help your child achieve their therapy goals. Whether your child is receiving intensive therapies in our Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited inpatient rehab program or daily therapy at one of our outpatient centers, their needs are our priority.

Our mission is to provide individualized rehab services for children in a family-centered environment, maximize each child's potential and prepare them for a safe return home and to the community.

What Is Rehab?

Pediatric rehabilitation is an area of medicine focused on helping children overcome physical and mental challenges. Pediatric rehab aims to improve your child's quality of life and functional capabilities through tailored therapy that meets their specific needs.

Who Do We Treat?

We treat patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Infants to youths through age 18
  • New onset disability or chronic disability with new deficits or goals
  • Referred internally, externally or from home

Older youths ages 16 to 18 have many options for rehabilitation in the region. However, it is important to consider that for inpatient rehabilitation, adult programs might not offer the comprehensive school support services or the family-focused and age-related services that Phoenix Children's can provide.

In addition to youths 18 and under, we also treat adults:

  • Ages 19 to 21 on a case-by-case basis
  • Ages over 21 with program approval

Comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab Services

Rehabilitation at Phoenix Children's includes both inpatient and outpatient programs to meet the diverse needs of children and adolescents. Our individualized services include pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and feeding therapy. We collaborate with other specialty areas, like audiology and sports medicine, and our team has several outpatient locations throughout the region.

Whether you're with us for a short time or an extended stay, we strive to make you and your child feel at home. Feeling at home may mean catching up on school work at our 1 Darn Cool School, spending some time in the Zone — our fun area for kids — or goofing around on the outdoor adaptive playground.

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and physical, speech and occupational therapists works hard to treat your family like their own. Our focus is to make sure you experience seamless care among the medical team. Long-term, consistent follow-up is also an essential feature of our programs because young patients are always growing and changing. 

Read more about the wide variety of rehabilitation programs and services available at Phoenix Children's.

Features and Equipment

Phoenix Children’s uses cutting-edge technology for comprehensive and innovative therapy. Our hospital campus features:

  • RT 300, RT 600, and Xcite- integrated therapy systems that use electrical stimulation for strengthening after a neurologic injury
  • Andago System – for overground gait training, bridging the gap between treadmill-based and free walking
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  • Armeo Spring – for motivating and entertaining arm and hand therapy
  • Balance Master – for the evaluation and treatment of balance disorders
  • Large open gym space and private treatment rooms
  • Dedicated high-tech, visual and tactile sensory room with multiple swings and rock wall
  • Kitchen space for activities of daily living and feeding therapy

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