The Mayo Clinic Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program serves children and adolescents from birth to secondary school completion in an outpatient setting. Functioning within the Mayo Clinic primary value of "the needs of the patient come first," the goals of the program are to help children and adolescents reach their functional potential, maximize their developmentally appropriate independence and to improve their quality of life.
The Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program provides coordinated, holistic, child and family-focused outpatient rehabilitation care. Communication between the child or adolescent, therapy providers, physicians, other care providers and school caregivers is vital in meeting the patient's needs.
A child or adolescent may enter the program because:
The outpatient program is based in the Mayo Building at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Patients are referred to the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program from a variety of sources including:
The child or adolescent is evaluated by a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, a physical therapist and/or an occupational therapist. Consultation with other Mayo Clinic pediatric medical and surgical specialists can be arranged as needed.
Diagnoses or problems frequently seen include:
Team members regularly monitor progress and update goals in collaboration with the child or adolescent and his or her family.