At University Health, we recognize the unique needs of our pediatric patients. We take a customized approach based on the type of physical, occupational or speech therapy your child may need.
We treat children on an inpatient and outpatient basis. We are one of only two pediatric inpatient rehabilitation programs in South Texas.
We provide focused, individualized care that uses cutting edge technology and the newest research available. Our treatments are enhanced by our engaged and compassionate staff.
What Is Pediatric Rehabilitation?
Our goal is to get your child to the highest level of functionality and physical strength. We work with you to formulate a treatment plan that fits your goals, expectations and capabilities.
Pediatric rehabilitation involves an interdisciplinary team consisting of:
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech language pathology
Each part of our team is involved in maximizing your child's potential for development and level of function.
As cardiologists specialize in the heart, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians (or also known as physiatrists) specialize in function. Our team works with your child so they can get around, dress, feed and care for themselves in an optimal way.
Your child may have been born with a condition that has caused gross and fine motor delays. Or, they may have sustained a brain or spinal cord injury that impairs function. Either way, we can help your child be as functional as possible.
Conditions We Treat
- Congenital abnormalities
- Debility and prolonged hospitalizations due to illness, transplant, pulmonary and cardiac conditions
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Developmental delays
- Stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Gait abnormalities
- Neuromuscular disorders (muscular dystrophies, myopathies, SMA)
- Skeletal achondroplasia
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services for Kids
Depending on your child’s condition, we will work with your family to develop a treatment plan that works for you. Your child’s rehabilitation team may recommend medication, physical therapy, botulinum toxin (e.g. Dysport, Xeomin, Botox) injections and other options.
We also offer state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment including:
- TheraSuit Method
- Interactive Metronome
- Ekso GT Exoskeleton
Pediatric Rehabilitation Locations
Our Robert B. Green Campus is the primary pediatric rehabilitation clinic for outpatient physical therapy treatments and speech therapy.
All inpatient pediatric rehabilitation is on the 7th floor of Sky Tower at University Hospital.
Refer a Patient
If you are a physician outside of University Health and would like to refer a patient for inpatient rehabilitation, please call 210-358-1389 or send a fax to 210-358-4795.
For outpatient referrals to Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, please call 210-644-7902 or send a fax to 210-644-7937.
Clinical location: 4647 Medical Drive, Sub Level, San Antonio, TX 78229.