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Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Our specialized 10-bed pediatric unit is designed for our youngest patients (infancy to age 21) and offers a safe, secure, and emotionally supportive environment. Our goal is to not only improve physical function, but to foster children’s emotional well-being throughout their recovery. Clinicians work with pediatric specialists, referring physicians, schools, the family, and the child to set goals and review progress. We also help families identify additional services and resources available to them within their communities. Our pediatric unit offers child-sized therapeutic equipment and furniture, games, and activities in a colorful and cheerful setting.

    Brain Injury

    This program is designed to address the often complex needs of children who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or stroke or who have undergone brain surgery. We focus on the recovery of motor, language, and age-appropriate self-care skills through a comprehensive treatment program. As required by Joint Commission and CARF, we collect, track and analyze data for our Pediatric Brain Injury program to allow for continued performance improvement and program development. If you have questions or want to know more, please speak to our member of our staff.

    Spinal Cord Injury

    This program addresses the often complex needs of children who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or stroke or who have undergone brain surgery. We focus on the recovery of motor, language, and age-appropriate self-care skills through an integrated treatment program. Our program offers parents and/or caregivers the skills, training, and strategies to support the delivery of optimal care at home.

    Ventilator Dependency Program

    Developed specifically for infants through adolescents who require ventilator support, this highly specialized four-to-six-week program provides families and caregivers with the skills necessary to care for their ventilator-dependent children safely and competently.

    Mobility Enhancement Program

    Children with acquired difficulties in walking or hand function due to limb injuries, burns, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, or prolonged illness may benefit from this innovative program.

    Orthopedic/General Rehabilitation

    We provide expert care to children with a wide range of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including multiple trauma, fractures, and sports-related injuries.

    Our interdisciplinary team helps patients to:

    • Restore function and mobility
    • Increase strength and skills
    • Utilize adaptive techniques, equipment, and strategies
    • Resume daily activities as safely and independently as possible

    For questions about admissions or to make a pediatric referral to Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital, please call our admissions office at (717) 832-2705. We accept referrals and admissions seven days a week and accept most insurance plans.