Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine


In the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, we offer a collaborative model of care for children with physical disabilities that interfere with normal functioning. Our team of diverse specialists provides early and intensive interventions to maximize your child's function and development.

Rehabilitation Medicine Programs

We work closely with your family to develop individualized care that reflects current research and practice trends while incorporating family values and goals. We are committed to continuity in care and the wise utilization of health care resources.

Rehabilitation Medicine Staff

We have seven physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors) on staff who are the only pediatric board-certified and fellowship-trained rehabilitation specialists in the region.

Our team also includes two physician fellows, residents, four nurse practitioners, two social workers, a rehabilitation psychologist, multiple clinic nurse coordinators, and a research coordinator.

Our mission is to improve and maintain quality of life for the more than 2,000 children and families we serve through inpatient care, outpatient clinics, day treatment and home care.

Meet the Rehabilitation Medicine team.

Inpatient Rehab Program

Children's Mercy offers a comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for children with brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurologic disorders, brain/spinal cord tumors, trauma, and other issues that result in a change in function. Our mission is to improve function and assist with successful transition back to the home, community, and school.

Outpatient Clinics

The Division of Rehabilitation Medicine operates a variety of clinics tailored to the specific needs of the children we serve. We provide outpatient services at five locations in Kansas and Missouri: at Children's Mercy Adele Hall Campus in downtown Kansas City, Mo., Children's Mercy Northland, Children's Mercy Kansas, Children's Mercy East and our Telemedicine Seating Clinic at Heartspring in Wichita, KS. Read more about our Rehabilitation Medicine Clinics.

Children's Mercy Home Care

Children's Mercy Home Care is the only full-service pediatric home health agency in the region, providing cost-effective continuity of care following, or instead of, inpatient hospitalization. Children's Mercy Home Care provides respiratory, speech, occupational and physical therapy, as well as medical social work services. Learn more about Children's Mercy Home Care.

Day Treatment Program

The Day Program at Ability KC transitions kids from inpatient rehabilitation to home, school and community. The only program of its kind in the region, this individually tailored program provides intensive multidisciplinary evaluation, and therapies to maximize the abilities of each child. Learn more about the Day Treatment Program.

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