Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

DrToomey_complete.jpgAt HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, we offer a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation care for children with catastrophic injuries, chronic illnesses and other medical issues.

Conditions Treated

We specialize in treating children who have lost functional abilities due to injury or illness, such as walking, talking, eating, breathing, thinking and/or problem-solving skills, including:

  • Amputees
  • Anoxic brain injuries
  • Any debilitating disorder
  • Any end-stage disorder
  • Cancer disorder (acute lymphatic leukemia, tumor resection)
  • Closed head injuries (CHI)
  • CNS infections (meningitis, encephalitis)
  • Coma stimulation
  • Degenerative disorders (muscular dystrophy)
  • IV-antibiotics (osteomyelitis)
  • Multi-trauma injuries (orthopedic injuries, wound care, burns)
  • Neuromuscular disorders (Guillain-Barr, transverse myelitis)
  • Pre- and post-transplant 
  • Seizures
  • Sickle-cell crisis
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Fill out our contact form for more information or call 281 293-7774.

Our Approach to Treatment

Our comprehensive treatment programs prepare both children and their families to leave the hospital and return home.  When children are admitted to the program, they undergo a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team assessment. With this information, the team designs individualized treatment plans to address the child's specific needs. Our team continually monitors progress to determine if adjustments should be made.

We make every effort to include a child's family during his or her treatment. Our experienced staff helps teach the family about their child's condition and how to manage symptoms at home. In addition to learning medical and therapeutic care, they can participate in patient care conferences with other members of the treatment team. Additionally, we offer parents resources to cope with stress and other difficulties during their child's treatment.

 

Referrals

Our admissions team at HealthBridge Children’s Hospital works closely with referring hospitals to ensure that the admission process is efficient. Nurse liaisons and admission coordinators assist in our referral and admission process. To refer a patient to HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, physicians and families may call our Admissions Department at (713) 351-6623.