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Children & Adolescent Rehab Services

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, Guillain-Barré syndrome, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and multiple fractures as well as congenital issues.  

WakeMed Children’s Rehabilitation-Inpatient/Hospital

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

  • A rehab gym in the unit
  • A dining/rehab area in the unit
  • 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.  They also offer therapy for:  

  • Orthopaedic disorders and injuries
  • Sports injuries, including concussion
  • Language and learning disabilities
  • Gross and/or fine motor skills difficulties
  • Feeding and/or swallowing difficulties
  • Sensory integration and processing difficulties
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Developmental concerns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neurological disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spasticity
  • Congenital disorders
  • Autism
  • Torticollis
  • Speech difficulties
  • Weight management issues

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

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

View additional information about Pediatric rehabilitation, patient outcomes and more.