Outpatient Rehabilitation TherapiesRehabilitation Services
Phoenix Children’s offers comprehensive and highly specialized pediatric rehabilitation services in our state-of-the-art outpatient facilities and clinics. Our teams tailor care to needs ranging from congenital (present from birth) conditions to acquired illnesses or injuries. Our priority is to provide innovative, effective and personalized care to meet your child’s needs.
We also have advanced equipment not available anywhere else in Arizona and innovative treatment approaches. Our skilled therapists know how to motivate kids and maximize their potential. Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered at Phoenix Children’s main hospital as well as convenient outpatient clinics throughout the region.
Phoenix Children’s offers many outpatient therapy services, including:
- Feeding therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
Pediatric therapy often resembles play but is carefully planned and structured. Therapies are focused on meeting each child’s needs and functional goals. Learn more about the types of therapies offered on an outpatient basis at Phoenix Children’s.
Phoenix Children’s specialty programs offer advanced, specialized and customized care for many unique or complex conditions. Therapists are specialty trained to treat these conditions using effective, research-supported approaches. We collaborate as needed to plan specialized therapies to improve function for conditions and treatments such as:
- Aural habilitation – Auditory perception training for hearing disorders
- Chronic pain program
- Comprehensive behavior intervention for tics (CBIT)
- Concussion/vestibular program – Therapies for certain types of vision, coordination, headache and balance disorders
- Constraint-induced movement therapy – Therapy to improve the strength and use of a neurologically impaired arm and hand
- Feeding group – Provides peer interactions in a kid-friendly environment with the goal to promote balanced eating and increased food variety
- Intensive feeding – A six-week, structured program with Occupational and Speech therapy sessions targeting specific feeding problems, including decreasing G-tube dependence
- Outpatient neurological program – Outpatient care for a variety of neurological conditions that require specialized rehabilitative therapies
- Pelvic floor program – Improves urinary and bowel muscle function
- Serial casting – Casting and recasting a tight joint, such as the ankle, in stages to improve flexibility and movement as healing progresses
Phoenix Children’s offers many multidisciplinary clinics, which are physician led in collaboration with the rehabilitation team and additional clinicians. This allows us to provide comprehensive care plans for specific conditions.
Our teams collaborate to assess current needs and identify any further support that your child or adolescent may require, such as additional referrals or equipment and to create or update a treatment plan. Multiple providers may participate in your child’s care depending on the condition or diagnosis.
Below are a few of our multidisciplinary clinics. To learn more about these and other clinics at Phoenix Children’s, please contact your physician.
- Cardiac neurodevelopmental clinic
- Cerebral palsy clinic
- Down syndrome clinic
- Newborn early screening team (NEST) clinic – Developmental support for babies after neonatal intensive care
- Pediatric feeding disorders clinic – Multispecialty gastroenterology and rehabilitative care for children with severe feeding disturbances who may depend on enteral feedings (through a tube that goes into the gastrointestinal tract), including our intensive feeding program to improve related skills
- Seating and mobility clinic
- Spina bifida clinic