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Rady Children's Specialists

Rehabilitation / Physical Medicine

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The Rehabilitation Medicine Center provides inpatient rehabilitation services for children and adolescents who have a variety of physical and cognitive issues. Our physicians also oversee or are an integral part of various outpatient clinics in which rehabilitation medicine is a core component.

Inpatient services are provided for patients with a wide range of conditions or injuries, including post-traumatic head injuries, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, chronic pulmonary diseases, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disorders, brain tumors and acute disabilities. The goal of our program is to improve physical and cognitive function so that the child can return to his or her home, school and daily activities.

All patients are evaluated and treated by our interdisciplinary team, which includes a social worker, case manager, child life specialist, special education teacher, dietitian, registered nurse, and physical, occupational and speech therapists. The team meets daily to evaluate the ongoing needs of patients and their families, assuring that all physical, cognitive and social needs are met.

Outpatient services are provided for the conditions listed above at specialty clinics on the campus of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

Video: Dr. Andrew Skalsky discusses how our comprehensive program improves patients’ lives

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