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ChildAcute Paediatric Rehabilitation Services

Location:

Zone D, Level 6, Room 002A (D6-002A)
Children's Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario N6A 5W9

Contact:

Tina Pancino, Therapy Assistant
Telephone: 519-685-8500 Extension 52400

Feeding and Swallowing Team
(Alison McVittie and Kerry Hunter)
Telephone: 519-685-8500 Pager 17368

Physiotherapy
Telephone: 519-685-8500 Pager 15564

Contact for Referrals:

Tina Pancino, Therapy Assistant
Telephone: 519-685-8500 Extension 52400

Contents

Our Program

The Acute Paediatric Rehabilitation Services team focuses on inpatient care, with services provided to inpatients and through designated Outpatient Clinics to children from birth to 18 years of age.

 

We believe in a family- and relationship-centred model of care focused on partnerships, relationships, and shared decision-making with patients and care providers.

 

Our services include inpatient assessment, consultation, and intervention in the following areas:

 

Acquired Brain Injury

  • Cognitive rehabilitation – including coma stimulation, memory and organizational strategies
  • Feeding & swallowing – modified barium swallow and clinical feeding evaluations
  • Chest therapy – where immobilization may result in respiratory risks
  • Speech and language/communication
  • Orthopaedic including splinting and range of motion
  • Positioning and mobility
  • Adaptations for activities of daily living
 

High Risk Infants

  • Developmental assessment and programming
  • Sensory-motor integration
  • Positioning/handling - to facilitate developmentally appropriate interaction and postural growth
  • Splinting and casting – for developmental support and rehabilitation
  • Feeding & swallowing – to address safety risks
  • Range of motion (ROM) - implement programs to increase or maintain ROM
 

Orthopaedics

  • Splinting and casting
  • Preoperative planning – around equipment requirements and potential mobility issues
  • Transfers – guidance and demonstration to facilitate safe and effective transfer of patients from bed to chair, etc
  • Positioning and mobility – assessment and intervention
  • Range of motion – implement programs to increase or maintain ROM
  • Adaptations for activities of daily living
 

Cardiorespiratory

  • Postoperative care – chest physiotherapy, and mobilization to speed up recovery and minimize respiratory complications
  • Communication strategies and speaking valves for patients with tracheostomies
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Cystic Fibrosis Inpatient “Tune-ups”
 

Feeding and Swallowing

  • Modified Barium Swallow investigations
  • Clinical Feeding Evaluations
  • Consultation, and monitoring regarding patient specific feeding procedures and positioning
 

Oncology

  • Positioning and mobility – assessment and intervention
  • Neural rehabilitation – intervention to maintain or regain neurological functions that may have been impacted by treatments or disease
  • Splinting and casting – to facilitate positioning and or manage joint stress or strain
  • Chest therapy where patient’s immobility may compromise respiration
  • Feeding and swallowing – modified barium swallow and clinical feeding evaluation
  • Speech and language/communication
  • Adaptations for activities of daily living
 

Transplants

  • Chest and mobilization – to speed up recovery and minimize respiratory complications
  • Seating / positioning
  • Splinting and casting
  • Range of motion – implement programs to increase or maintain ROM
  • Developmental assessment and programming to maximize developmental growth and maintenance
 

Neurology

  • Cognitive rehabilitation – assessment and intervention concerning memory, problem solving and organizational strategies
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Chest therapy - to speed up recovery and minimize respiratory complications.
  • Speech and language/communication
  • Orthopaedics including splinting and casting as well as programs to increase or maintain range of motion
  • Positioning and mobility
  • Adaptations for activities of daily living

Our Team

The Acute Paediatric Rehabilitation Services team includes a Speech Language Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists, and a Therapy Assistant.

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