In our general clinic, we see children with a range of problems that affect function. Some need follow-up after their inpatient rehabilitation stay, such as children with brain injury, spinal cord injury or stroke. Others were born with a condition that makes it hard for them to do what other children do, such as children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida or a missing or short limb.
During their visits, your child may see a rehabilitation doctor, rehabilitation nurse, occupational or physical therapist, speech and language pathologist, social worker, therapeutic recreation specialist, educator and dietitian. This is based on your child’s needs.
The team may recommend treatments such as therapy, special equipment, splinting, orthotics and surgery. These treatments may help improve your child’s ability to walk, move, and use their hands and arms.