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Pediatric Rehabilitation

Care and compassion for children with special needs

Pediatric RehabilitationAt Southwest General, our pediatric rehabilitation program reflects our commitment to providing comprehensive services with care and compassion to address the special needs of children of all ages in the communities we serve. We work to help each child experience the joys of childhood and achieve the brightest future possible.

Specialized Care Focused on a Child’s Needs and Abilities

Our Pediatric Rehabilitation therapists work together with each child’s family to coordinate services that meet the child’s individual needs. Our goal is to maximizer the benefits children receive during the time they spend with us so that they can achieve the best possible outcomes.

Skilled Rehabilitation to Treat a Broad Range of Conditions

We provide treatment for a broad range of conditions. Areas of specialization include but are not limited to:

  • Developmental delays/disabilities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Speech/language disorders
  • Oral motor/feeding problems
  • Sensory integration/sensory motor impairments
  • Orthopedic disabilities
  • Head trauma
  • Spina bifida
  • Fine motor/handwriting problems
  • Autism/PDD
  • Torticollis
  • Metabolic disorders

Treatment Methods and Services

Pediatric Rehabilitation therapists use a variety of treatment methods including:

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Comprehensive services for a variety of communication disorders, including delayed speech or language, voice problems and stuttering. Also addresses swallowing problems resulting from neurologic impairment or developmental delays.
  • Occupational Therapy - Develops range of motion, strength, coordination, play and self-care skills needed to face daily challenges with confidence and success. Focuses on therapeutic activities and adaptation of the environment to help each child reach his or her potential.
  • Physical Therapy - Addresses issues interfering with the development of functional movement patterns. These issues may be orthopedic in nature, involve balance and coordination issues or stem from a neurological impairment. Helps children gain motor skills, control, and strength to access and be safe in their environment.


Following an evaluation, the therapist may also recommend treatment methods such as:

  • Neurodevelopmental therapy
  • Crainio-sacral therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Sensory integration
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Wheelchair assessment
  • Orthotic assessment
  • LiteGait Jr. training

Insurance Information

A number of insurance plans have developed exclusive arrangements with a small group of providers. Southwest General Health Center has been included in many of these arrangements.

We Look Forward to Helping You

 To accommodate both patient and parent schedules, our Pediatric Therapy Department offers flexible hours, including day and evening appointments. Pediatric Rehabilitation Services are provided two convenient locations. Both offer easy access and free, surface-level parking:

LifeWorks of Southwest General - All Pediatric Rehabilitation services offered at this location
7390 Old Oak Blvd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

LifeWorks of Southwest General, a fitness facility, also offers other family-friendly services including fitness memberships, childcare and the Adapted Aquatics Program.

Brunswick Medical Center - Pediatric Physical Therapy services offered at this location
4065 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212

To learn more about our Pediatric Rehabilitation program or to schedule an appointment, please call 440-816-8010

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