Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

When it comes to pediatric rehabilitation, there is no place like The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. 
Our program is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment to help children with spinal cord injuries be as independent as possible and reach their full potential. We offer family-focused and child-centered care that covers the continuum of needs from birth to young adulthood.

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The goals of the pediatric spinal cord injury rehabilitation program are to:

  • Enable each patient to reach his or her fullest potential
  • Restore quality of life for patients and their families
  • Maximize patients’ neurological recovery, function and independence
  • Create a smooth transition for patients to home, school and into the community

Specially designed state-of-the-art facilities and technology:


At The Children’s Institute, we offer outpatient rehabilitation. We treat children and adolescents who have suffered paralysis or impairment as a result of a spinal cord complication, including:

  • Injury 
  • Tumor 
  • Infection 
  • Developmental Disorders 
  • Congenital Disorders 

Our Experienced Treatment Team

Our doctors and staff have helped thousands of children and youth recover from traumatic spinal cord injuries and non-traumatic spinal disorders.

  • Physicians 
  • Pediatric physiatrist 
  • Psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
    Physical therapist 
  • Speech/language pathologist


In addition, family members provide essential emotional support and are encouraged to take a hands-on role in the recovery process. Upon discharge, the patient can continue his or her treatment program on an outpatient basis at one of our convenient community locations.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation is intended for individuals who are able to stay or return home, and treatment may include:

Our outpatient locations are conveniently located:

  • Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill)
  • Bridgeville
  • Wexford
  • Irwin (Norwin Hills)
  • Pleasant Hills

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