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Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

We provide the treatments and services that help children address physical and emotional challenges.

After an illness or injury, children sometimes need help regaining physical strength, mobility, or skills. Children with developmental disorders may require ongoing therapy to help them achieve their full potential.

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For these children, an important part of medical care includes rehabilitation therapy that focuses on the way their bodies move, the way their minds process information, and the way they interpret and create sound. Rusk Rehabilitation physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, and speech–language pathologists provide these treatments for children at numerous Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Our pediatric rehabilitation team is supported by child life specialists, creative arts therapists, horticultural therapists, recreation therapists, social workers, and experts in integrative medicine who provide the additional care your child needs to deal with the social and emotional aspects of recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Specialists from Rusk Rehabilitation treat children with the following conditions:

  • bone, joint, and muscle disorders that affect the ankle, elbow, foot, hand, hip, knee, and shoulder, including back pain, gait abnormality, scoliosis, torticollis, and plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome
  • brain and nervous system disorders, including brain injury, cerebral palsy, concussion, Guillain-Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and stroke and hemiplegia
  • blood disorders and cancer
  • communication disorders, including dysarthria, a speech problem caused by weak muscles
  • genetic and chromosomal disorders, including arthrogryposis, autism spectrum disorder, congenital conditions, spina bifida, and spinal muscular atrophy
  • mental and behavioral disorders, including developmental delays
  • nervous system disorders, including spinal cord injury and brachial plexus injury

Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Care

Some children start receiving rehabilitation care while they are still being cared for at one of our hospitals. Our team helps your child improve physical and cognitive skills so that he or she is ready to return home and resume school and other activities.

Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Care

We offer outpatient pediatric rehabilitation for children who need ongoing therapy to continue their recovery or treatment. Physiatry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and psychology are provided on an outpatient basis.

Contact Us

For more information about our services, including locations and appointments, please call 212-263-6034 for inpatient admissions or 212-598-6248 for outpatient appointments.

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Our pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.

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Our Team

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital physicians, known as physiatrists, are specialists in rehabilitation medicine.

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