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Rehabilitation for Children & Adolescents

At WakeMed Rehabilitation in Raleigh, NC, we offer comprehensive pediatric inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for children, teens and young adults. Our pediatric specialists are passionate about treating patients who have suffered traumatic illnesses and injuries, such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and multiple fractures as well as Guillain-Barré syndrome and congenital issues.  

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WakeMed Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital – Inpatient

WakeMed Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital is specifically for kids, adolescents and young adults recovering from traumatic illnesses and injuries. WakeMed is the only hospital in the region to offer pediatric rehabilitation for medically complex patients. Our young patients and their families appreciate WakeMed Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital's location in the kid-friendly WakeMed Children’s Hospital, which offers several amenities.

  • A dining/rehab area
  • Ronald McDonald House Family Room and overnight accommodations
  • Teen room
  • Children’s playroom
  • Kids can be with other kids!
  • WakeMed Children’s Rehabilitation – Outpatient

Children's Outpatient Rehabilitation

ACL tear prevention and recovery, developmental issues and feeding and swallowing disorders in infants, and speech/language disorders in children and teens are just a few of the conditions WakeMed Outpatient Rehabilitation’s pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians and neuropsychologists treat in our multiple locations in Wake County and Clayton.

Issues We Treat

  • Autism
  • Changes in posture
  • Congenital disorders
  • Developmental concerns
  • Dizziness
  • Endurance
  • Feeding and/or swallowing difficulties
  • Gross and/or fine motor skills difficulties
  • Handwriting
  • Headaches
  • Joint stiffness
  • Language and learning disabilities
  • Neurological disorders
  • Numbness

Services We Provide

  • Aquatics
  • Cardiopulmonary rehab (for issues like cystic fibrosis)
  • Custom splinting
  • Sensory integration
  • Serial casting
  • Speech and language therapy in English and Spanish
  • Vestibular rehab for vertigo/dizziness (adolescents)
  • Wheelchair evaluation

Outpatient Rehab Practice Locations

All WakeMed Outpatient Rehab practices serve children and adolescents. Some of our practices offer specialty children's services (pelvic health, neuro for brain and spinal cord injuries, etc.). Parents and providers are welcome to call 919-350-7000 for additional information.  

These practices serve the orthopaedic rehab needs, unless otherwise specified, of children age 5 and older:

The following practices serve children from 0-17 and provide ortho as well as neuro specialized care for pediatric patients:

Hospital-based and independent practice models are available. Free screenings are available for pre-writing readiness, speech/language skills and developmental concerns. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 919-350-7000.

Your Child’s Rehabilitation Team

Pediatric Rehab Providers

The WakeMed Children’s Rehabilitation team of physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, physiatrists, nurses, case managers and therapeutic recreation specialists (including our Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog, Pistachio!) is passionate about helping children, adolescents and young adults return to their highest possible level of independence. 

The Right Facility for Your Child

We know you want the best for your child, and we are here to help. To find the WakeMed Rehabilitation facility that best meets the needs of your child, please call us.

  • WakeMed Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services 919-350-7876
  • WakeMed Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services — 919-350-8347

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