Rehabilitation Medicine Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Medicine Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Children's Mercy Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient pediatric rehabilitation services to children who experience functional issues related to brain tumors, orthopedic interventions, infectious processes or oxygen deprivation. Working to achieve long-term improvement in the child's ability and function, our Rehabilitation Medicine team:

  • Helps children regain or compensate for lost skills or impairments.
  • Establishes an individual teaching plan for each patient and family.
  • Works collaboratively to prepare for the transition from hospital to home, school, and community.
  • Meets weekly to discuss each patient and develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Sets weekly goals and modifies them as the patient changes.
  • Monitors improvements using a variety of objective outcomes-based tools.

Specific inpatient services include:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation and neurotrauma program:
    • Consultation while in the PICU.
    • Intensive inpatient rehabilitation.
    • Day treatment and school re-entry programs.
    • Tracking outcomes with WeeFIM and other functional outcome tools.
  • Electrodiagnostic intraoperative monitoring
  • Pediatric baclofen pump program
  • EMG/electromyography, inpatient/outpatient

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