Typical inpatient day

By Mayo Clinic Staff
Girl with neck brace

A physical therapist works with a young patient in a therapy session to improve trunk and motor control.

Depending on your child's needs, education about the injury or disease, breathing treatments, incision or wound care, and medications are incorporated into the day. Throughout the stay in Mayo's Pediatric Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit, times are also arranged to meet with the social worker, psychologist and other specialists as needed.

Team and family conferences are scheduled to establish goals. Daily schedules vary to meet the needs of your child. Your child receives an average of three hours of one-to-one therapy a day.

7:30 a.m.

Wake up
Toileting, wash hands

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Wash face, brush teeth, dress with occupational therapist (OT)
9:00 a.m. Therapy in gym with OT
9:30 a.m.
Therapy in gym with physical therapist (PT)
10:00 a.m.

Speech therapy

11:00 a.m. Free time for play, connecting with friends on the computer or doing schoolwork
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Rest/nap

2:00 p.m.

Therapy in gym with PT

2:30 p.m. Therapy in gym with OT
3:00 p.m.

Speech therapy

3:30 p.m.

Recreational therapy activity or free time for play, going outside, connecting with friends on the computer or doing schoolwork

6:00 p.m.

Dinner

7:00 p.m.

Free time for play, Child Life activity, playroom play, talking with friends and family

Bedtime

Bath/shower
Brush teeth
Quiet time with family before lights out