RIAO Inpatient Pediatric therapy is performed in the 22-bed Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital pediatric unit. Patients will be seen at bedside or in the therapy gym located on the unit following orthopedic surgery for limb deformities, traumatic injuries, Cerebral Palsy and/or other neurological conditions. Therapists provide treatment with the goal of improving function, range of motion, strength, and ADL independence.
This specialty program is for children undergoing surgery for limb lengthening, cerebral palsy or other related conditions. The program includes one-on-one therapy for up to two hours each day and aquatic therapy. Tutoring and housing are available at the Hackerman-Patz House for those children with extended stays.
As family centered care is of the utmost importance in this setting, parents, siblings and other caregivers are also included in the therapeutic process and in training to maximize the child’s functional potential.
To learn more about the typical physical therapy scheduled for an inpatient limb lengthening, click on the link below:
Pediatric Inpatient Limb Lengthening patient pathway