Pediatric Rehabilitation

Children of all ages from birth to adulthood come to Johns Hopkins for pediatric rehabilitation. Our experienced team offers a wide range of services, from physical and occupational therapy through Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, to specialized treatment for spinal cord injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute. No matter your child’s health condition, we will connect you with the right physician or therapist.

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Physicians | Therapists | ExpertiseWhy Choose Johns Hopkins

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Physician appointments:
Kennedy Krieger Institute: 443-923-9400

Therapy appointments:
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center: 443-287-9262

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We can help your child with:

  • Walking
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Joint stiffness
  • Pain
  • Endurance
  • Injury recovery
  • Play and fine motor skills

  • Changes in posture
  • Delayed development
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Scar tissue restriction
  • Numbness in feet or hands
  • Eating and feeding

Specialized Pediatric Expertise

Our team of therapists works closely with a variety of specialists in and outside Johns Hopkins, including experts in pediatric reconstructive surgery, spinal muscular atrophy, juvenile diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric hypertension, as well as the staff at the pediatric intensive care unit.

We also offer specialized expertise in the following conditions and treatments:

  • Medically complex patient care, including rehabilitation for children recovering from burns or other physical trauma, organ transplants and other complex conditions
  • Pediatric cancer rehabilitation, spanning from diagnosis to post-treatment recovery
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation, which covers a variety of bone and joint conditions
  • Treatment for infant torticollis (twisted neck) and plagiocephaly (flat spot on the head)
  • Serial casting, the application and removal of casts, each at a slightly different angle, to stretch tight muscles and improve range of motion

  • Pediatric wheelchair evaluation, including a comprehensive mobility assessment and follow-up care to address your child’s needs as he or she grows
  • Vestibular rehabilitation, the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary care, which is for children with heart and lung problems, such as cystic fibrosis
  • Activity-based restorative therapy for spinal cord injury and chronic paralysis at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Our Pediatric Rehabilitation Team

Pediatric Rehabilitation Physicians

Stephen Nichols, M.D.

Senior Attending Physician, Rehabilitation Services, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Expertise: Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapists

Our pediatric therapy team works with you and your child to assess and treat a variety of impairments.

International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute

When your child has a spinal cord injury, life changes forever. Recovery is possible, and there is potential to make progress even years after the injury. Children with chronic paralysis find new hope through activity-based restorative therapy at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Rather than compensating for the loss of function, this program aims to restore as much of the normal function as medically possible.

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