Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our team diagnoses and helps patients and their families manage physically disabling conditions.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

CARF SealThe Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Nationwide Children's Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and management of children with physically disabling conditions.

Our physicians are board-certified specialists in PM&R with additional certification with either Pediatric Board Certification or Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship training.

Our physicians are members of the Departments of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State College of Medicine. The section is actively involved with teaching of medical students and medical residents.

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Services We Offer

  • Baclofen pump evaluation and management

  • Botulinum toxin injections

  • Bracing and prosthetic evaluation and prescription

  • Comprehensive Inpatient Pediatric Family Centered Rehabilitation Program (CARF & JACHO accredited)

  • Concussion Clinic

  • Electrodiagnosis (EMG & NCV)

  • Inpatient Consultation

  • Outpatient evaluation & management of physically disabling conditions

  • Spasticity Management

  • Wheelchair and seating evaluation and prescription

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is proud to be accredited by both the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF).

We offer a Comprehensive Pediatric Family-Centered Care Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.

Make an Inpatient Referral

To make a referral to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program:

  • Email Us
  • Phone: (614) 722-8653
  • Fax: (614) 722-8622

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Our Clinics

To schedule a visit at one of our clinics, please refer your patient to Neurosciences at Nationwide Children's.

Meet Our Team

Meet our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation team.

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Inpatient Rehabilitation

We offer a comprehensive, pediatric, family-centered inpatient rehabilitation (rehab) program.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on facilitating development, enhancing function and maximizing independence in all daily life activities.

Teenage Girl Smiling in Hallway

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy refers to the treatment methods used to develop or restore movement, promote healing and function and educate children and their families.

Young Boy Cupping Hand

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation uses play activities to treat children with disabled function caused by trauma or disease.

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Trauma Program

As one of the largest pediatric ACS verified Level 1 trauma centers in the nation, we are finding the best outcome for every patient we treat. Our Trauma Program ensures expert evaluation, treatment and follow-up for all injured children.

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Ronald McDonald House

Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, families can find a place to call home while their children are being treated at the hospital.

child using a walker, walking down a hallways with a medical professional.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Annual Report

Want to learn more about our program? Read our 2021 Inpatient Rehabilitation Annual Report.