Care and compassion for children with special needs
At 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
- Metabolic disorders
Treatment Methods and Services
Pediatric Rehabilitation therapists use a variety of treatment methods
- 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
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.
To learn more about our Pediatric Rehabilitation program or to schedule
an appointment, please call