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Neurorehabilitation Services

The focus of Nexus Children’s Hospital’s rehabilitation is to maximize our patients’ functional independence while providing necessary education to families leading up to the return to home and school. Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) participate in the care of our patients at all levels of care with the valued input from the entire medical team.

Nexus’ medical team has experience in doctorate level teaching at local universities, professional level continuing education instruction and graduate level clinical rotation mentoring. Our therapists have specialized training in identifying each child’s needs to implement an individualized care plan.

  •    Physical Therapy (PT)

    Our PT program treats the whole child and their individual needs, and focuses on recovery to get back to school, sports, and home. The team focuses on functional limitations as a result of the child’s diagnosis.

    Our physical therapists are experienced in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), and a variety of other developmental instruments. They understand the physical and mental challenges a child can face during the recovery process. They work with other team members and families to help each child achieve his or her optimal developmental and functional levels.

    We treat children with physical deficits due to a number of complex medical issues. Specific diagnosis may include, but are not limited to:

    • Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Vascular Impairments
    • Demyelinating Diseases
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    • Down Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Tumor Resection
    • Complicated Orthopedic Conditions

    Impairments we address include, but are not limited to:

    • Muscle Weakness
    • Developmental Delay
    • Tone Imbalances
    • Motor Sequencing Difficulties
    • Balance and Coordination
    • Head, Trunk, and Postural Control Issues
    • Gross Motor Skill
    • Gait Abnormalities
    • Immobility

    Services available if medically appropriate:

    • Seating and Positioning Clinic
    • Orthotic Assessments
    • Mobility Training
    • Contracture Management
    • Kinesio Taping
    • Sensory Integration
    • Modalities (moist heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, TENS)
    • Standing Programs
    • Car Seat Evaluations
    • Wound Care
    • Community Reintegration
  •    Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

    Our team focuses on providing communication skills and tools to children and adolescents with speech, language, swallowing, and communication difficulties. Nexus’ speech-language pathologists work together with the child and family forming a therapy partnership to achieve goals and deliver an unparalleled level of speech and language treatment in a warm, friendly, and comfortable environment.

    Our Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy services treat cognitive, communication, and swallowing disorders including, but not limited to:

    • Expressive Language
    • Information Processing in Speed/Function
    • Voice Disorders
    • Speech Intelligibility/Fluency
    • Deficits in Swallowing
    • Oral Motor Dysfunction
    • Behavioral Disorders

    Other speech therapy programs:

    • Evaluation for augmented communication devices
    • Assistive technology training
  •    Occupational Therapy (OT)

    Our Occupational Therapy Services provides opportunities for children to redevelop skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities according to what is developmentally appropriate for the child’s age group. The OT staff is trained in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), and a variety of developmental instruments.

    These therapy modalities aim to provide a child with the skills necessary to achieve independence in all areas of their lives, both cognitive and physical; enhancing a child’s motor skills while enhancing their self-esteem, sense of accomplishment, and independence.

    Our treatment team helps each child become as independent as possible for their appropriate age at home, school, and with play activities. Specific diagnosis may include, but are not limited to:

    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Vascular Impairments
    • Demyelinating Diseases
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    • Down Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Tumor Resection
    • Developmental Delay
    • Autism
    • Feeding Difficulties
    • Sensory Processing Disorders

    Specialized occupational therapy services:

    • Visual Perceptual Assessment and Treatment
    • Fine Motor Programs
    • Neuromuscular Re-Education
    • Sensory Integration and Regulation
    • Social Behavior Skills Necessary for Play and Education
    • Community Re-Entry Programs
    • Activities of Daily Living
    • Swallowing and Feeding Program
    • Standing Program
    • Adaptive Technology Trials

Journey Toward Independence

Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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