Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

physical medicine and rehabilitation

Our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) practice is a critical part of The Children’s Institute team, serving children, teens and young adults, offering individual treatment plans that optimize each child’s functional ability. Our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians focus on improving function and quality of life in a non-surgical way, without the use of narcotics. These physicians are nerve, muscle and bone experts with a focus on developing comprehensive programs to restore and improve movement.

The PM&R Team

Dr. Mary Louise Russell has over 25 years of experience in pediatric rehabilitation. Her expertise ranges from congenital disorders such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy to acquired brain and spinal cord injuries. 

Dr. Justin Berthold and  Dr. Timothy Burg  treat teens and young adults. They specialize in maximizing the functioning of the muskuloskeletal system, offering expertise in a number of holistic procedures to improve function and reduce pain. These physicians specialize in osteopathic medicine, and take a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the body as a whole.

How our Team can Help


The physicians in our PM&R practice can treat a wide range of conditions utilizing a variety of approaches and procedures.

Traumatic Brain Injury
• Headaches
Spinal Cord Injury/Conditions
Orthopedic Injury
• Cerebral Palsy
• Spina Bifida
Pain Disorders
• Neurological Disorders
• Spasticity
Sports Injury
• Scoliosis


• Osteopathic manipulation
• Exercise prescription
• Trigger point injections
• Dry needling
• Intramuscular stimulation
• Joint and tendon injections
• Botox for spasticity

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To schedule an appointment with one of our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians, please call 412-420-2561, or fill out the form below to receive a phone call.



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