Pediatric Rehabilitation

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Team at Southeast Georgia Health System strives to meet the needs of all children with movement, sensory and communication difficulties, and long-term disabilities that affect their ability to enjoy the normal activities of life.

Children who face challenges developing age-appropriate skills and completing daily tasks receive a comprehensive therapy program tailored to their specific needs. The staff encourages parent and family participation, providing them with the necessary information to be successful in supporting their child’s continued development and recovery.

Our therapists are trained and skilled in working with children of all ages and provide the following services:

Occupational Therapy

  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Arm/hand/shoulder injuries
  • Visual perception difficulties
  • Poor social skills
  • Poor behavioral skills
  • Motor planning disturbances
  • Sensory integration dysfunction
  • Physical Therapy

Gross motor difficulties

  • Coordination difficulties
  • Mobility difficulties
  • Balance disturbances
  • Poor strength/endurance
  • Motor disturbances
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Speech/language disorders

  • Swallowing/feeding difficulties
  • Voice disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Cleft palate and resonance disorders
  • Central auditory processing disorders

Sports & Orthopedic Program

Children and teenagers up to age 15 with sports injuries receive a program of physical therapy designed for young bodies that are still growing. Individual treatment plans linked to stage of maturity and style of learning include:

  • Functional strengthening activities
  • Neuromuscular techniques
  • Gait training
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Manual therapy modalities
  • Home exercise plans
  • Ongoing patient and family instruction

Goals of the program include:

  • Safely returning young athletes to sports or the activities of their choice
  • Educating the patient and family on his or her specific medical condition
  • Preventing further injury or re-injury
  • Preventing or minimizing deformity
  • Maximizing functional ability at home, at school and in the community

Assessment and treatment are provided for:

    Post-surgical orthopedic conditions Patellar pain syndrome and subluxation Ligament strains and tears Meniscal tears Overuse injuries of the shoulder, elbow or lower extremity Fractures Back pain and scoliosis Tendonitis
 

How to Make an Appointment

  • Referring physicians or families should call 912-466-7230 for scheduling.
  • Referring physicians can fill out a referral form provided by the pediatric rehabilitation services team and fax it to 912-466-7233.