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Pediatric Rehabilitation

Wolfson Children's at Southeast Georgia Health SystemThe 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.

Meet our team

Pediatric rehabilitation services

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

Occupational therapy

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

Physical therapy

  • Balance disturbances
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Mobility difficulties
  • Motor disturbances
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Poor strength/endurance

Speech-language pathology

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

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

Goals of the program include:

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

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.