Rehabilitation Medicine

Child Friendly, Family - Centered Care

The family is at the center of everything we do.  We know that parents are their child’s best advocates. We want parents to understand their child’s condition so they can make the best decisions.  Rehabilitation shows children what they are really capable of. Special needs should not stand in the way of a child living a happy, fun, and productive life.  At Sidra Medicine, our team of skilled rehabilitation specialists can show you how.

Patients who can benefit from rehabilitation include those diagnosed with:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Genetic conditions that affect movement
  • Traumatic brain injury (for example after a car crash)
  • Worsening of a progressive disease
  • Spasticity (including Botox and our Movement Disorders Clinic)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Any condition that suddenly changes a child’s ability to move and function normally

We are a highly specialized, multi-disciplinary team of professionals including:

  • An American Board-Certified Pediatric Rehabilitation physician (fewer than 400 in the world)
  • Physiotherapists (PT)
  • Occupational therapists (OT)
  • Speech pathologists (SLP)
  • All therapists are pediatric specialists

Conditions treated:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Severe traumatic brain injury
  • Severe spasticity

Programs and Clinics

  • Movement Disorders Clinic
    The Movement Disorders Clinic helps address problems such as spasticity (uncontrollable muscle stiffness) and dystonia (involuntary, abnormal jerking or twisting movements) in children and young people who have not responded to medications and therapy.  These children may benefit from state-of-the-art surgical interventions such as selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) or intrathecal baclofen pump therapy (ITB). The most common diagnosis seen at the clinic are children with cerebral palsy, but other children with spasticity or dystonia may benefit.