Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine specializes in the management of children and adolescents with disabilities, including congenital or acquired conditions. Our primary focus is to maximize development, function and independence, restoring and recovering.  We also assist in advocating and educating patients, families and the community, no matter the diagnosis or condition, to try to maximize inclusion and re-integration. As pediatric physiatrists, we understand how growth and development may play into the management of disabilities in youth.

Our program serves pediatric patients, from birth to 17 years of age.

The most common conditions treated in our facilities are:

Brain Injuries/Dysfunction

Spinal Cord Injuries/Dysfunction

Other Neuromuscular Conditions

Rheumatological Conditions

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis

Musculoskeletal Conditions



  • Brain tumor
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Deconditioning following cancer treatments

Spasticity and dystonia management: oral medications, phenol neurolysis and botulinum toxins, s/p selective dorsal rhizotomy, s/p Intrathecal baclofen pump implantation)

UT Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine provides clinical coverage through: