Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Primary Children's Hospital Rehab Medicine Clinic is a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic comprised of an integrated group of physicians who care for children with disabilities and chronic complex diagnoses. We promote the health, well-being and quality of life for children with functional limitations related to congenital or acquired conditions, in a team-based model of value-driven healthcare. We take a multidisciplinary approach to care, treating patients while working collaboratively with other specialties including but not limited to orthopedics, neurosurgery, neurology, behavioral health, and the Shriners Gait Lab. We treat all children with physical differences/disabilities with the goal of improving their function, independence, and health.

Most of our referrals come from physical or occupational therapists and primary care physicians, as well as specialty services such as orthopedics, neurology, and neurosurgery.

What to Expect

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Before your Visit

Please make sure you have provided the needed documentation to your insurance before scheduling. Some insurances require a referral from another provider, others do not. Primary Children’s takes most insurance plans but it’s always best to check with your insurance before scheduling.

We feel parent and patient concerns are very important. We’d like you to write your most pressing questions down and bring them to your appointment, so we make sure we answer them. We ask a lot of questions and sometimes we can get distracted from other concerns you may have. Writing them down makes certain we can review and address them with you.

It’s also very important to review your child’s current needs as far as medications, equipment, therapies and any letters you may need. Getting medications refilled, equipment and therapy needs addressed is a great use of appointment time.

Some procedures like a baclofen pump refill have special instructions to follow before the appointment like applying some numbing cream over the injection site an hour prior to the appointment. For most follow ups and evaluations come ready with questions and any items that need attention.

Take stock of your child’s current needs before your appointment. Do you need to refill any medications? Do you have any equipment needs or need a new order for occupational/physical/speech or other therapies? Do you need us to write any letters about medical necessity to gain insurance coverage?

During your visit it’s important we answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Make sure you have your list of questions in hand when we come into the room.

After your visit if you have any issues we want to know how we can help! Please call our clinic if you are having problems or questions. We also want to know the fun and good things that are happening in your child’s life. Did your child accomplish a goal or do something wonderful? We want to know! We may feature your child on our patient stories section (with parental consent)