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Phoenix Children’s offers the most comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation program in Arizona. Our state-of-the-art facilities and specially trained therapists provide an unmatched environment to help your child achieve personalized therapy goals.

Our team of therapists understands the needs of growing kids through changing conditions and stages of development. We help children advance in functional abilities and independence in a way that’s meaningful and fun.

In addition to outpatient rehabilitation, our inpatient rehabilitation program treats patients admitted to Phoenix Children’s and in our dedicated 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. Phoenix Children’s inpatient rehabilitation program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), giving you added assurance of exceptional care. 

What is CARF Accreditation?

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services and Therapies

Pediatric rehabilitation focuses on helping children to overcome a wide array of physical and cognitive or behavioral challenges. Pediatric rehabilitation can improve your child’s quality of life and functional capabilities through individualized therapeutic interventions for specific goals.

We treat infants to adolescents through age 18 and certain young adults on a case-by-case basis. Adults over 18 require pre-approval. Areas of focus include:

  • New-onset conditions, such as a traumatic injury, illness or stroke
  • Chronic conditions, such as cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, movement disorders and developmental delay

We treat these and other conditions that affect everyday abilities and functions:

  • Balance and vestibular disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic or acute pain  
  • Muscle and joint weakness or tightness
  • Speech-language, eating and feeding disorders

Patients must have a physician referral.

The rehabilitation program at Phoenix Children’s includes inpatient and outpatient services that meet the diverse needs of children and adolescents. Our services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and intensive, specialized feeding therapy. 

Our team collaborates with every medical specialty Phoenix Children’s offers. 

At Phoenix Children’s, our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and physical, speech and occupational therapists offers seamless, family-focused care across specialties. Long-term, consistent follow-up is also an essential feature of our programs because young patients are always growing and changing. Whether you’re with us for a short time or an extended stay, we’ll make you and your child feel at home. 

Learn more about:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation – Led by a physician, our rehabilitation specialists help children admitted to intensive care units, orthopedic units, surgical floors and other areas of Phoenix Children’s. We also treat patients in our 12-bed inpatient rehab unit. 
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation – After discharge from the hospital or inpatient rehabilitation unit, some patients receive continued therapy as advised by a doctor. During regularly scheduled outpatient visits to our rehabilitation facilities, kids can build and strengthen their skills and capabilities. Personalized care plans may include at-home therapy to support treatment goals. Doctors sometimes recommend outpatient therapies for children who haven’t been admitted for inpatient care.   

Smart Services, Features and Facilities

Phoenix Children’s uses cutting-edge technology to enhance feedback and progress for everything from arm and hand therapies to gait training. Fun, interactive equipment helps keep kids motivated. Our facilities include a gym, climbing wall and therapy kitchen.

Children who have long hospital stays can keep up with schoolwork in Phoenix Children’s 1 Darn Cool School. They can also learn and play in the Zone – our fun area for kids – and an outdoor adaptive playground, and other family-friendly amenities.

Our Team

Our team of physicians, nurses, physical, speech and occupational therapists, and other specialists cooperate to provide individualized care. Long-term, consistent follow-up is also an essential feature of our programs because young patients are always growing and changing. 

Why Leadership Matters

The rehabilitation team at Phoenix Children’s includes champions like Leadership Circle Grant Recipient Elizabeth Linos, OTR/L, MS, MBS, OTD. Watch a video to learn more about how smart technologies and expertise help kids facing some of life’s toughest challenges.