University of Michigan Health System Pediatric Physical, Occupational and Recreational Therapists are specially trained to care for a wide variety of pediatric medical conditions. We evaluate and treat infants, children and young adults who have acute medical problems, rehabilitation needs, and congenital and acquired conditions. We provide treatment through a continuum of care based on the patient's level of function. The therapists work with the entire health care team - including family members - to provide the best care possible. Each patient receives a thorough evaluation and a therapy program designed to achieve the patient's/family's goals.


Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Program

The Spasticity and Cerebral Palsy Program combines expertise in the Department of Neurosurgery, the Department of Neurology, and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to provide state-of-the-art therapies to patients with these disabling neurological problems. Approaches to spasticity management include oral medications, physical therapy, intrathecal baclofen therapy, and occasionally open surgery.

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/cerebralpalsy

Physicians/Providers:

  • Angela Giacoletti Argento, Ph.D
  • Rita N. Ayyangar, M.D.
  • Michelle Sugiyama Caird, M.D.
  • Clifford Craig, M.D.
  • Frances Anne Farley, M.D.
  • Robert N. Hensinger, M.D.
  • Hugh J.L. Garton, M.D.
  • Liza B. Green, M.D.
  • Joseph E. Hornyak IV, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Edward A. Hurvitz, M.D.
  • Jacqueline Nicole Kaufman, Ph.D.
  • Cormac O. Maher, M.D.
  • Karin M. Muraszko, M.D.
  • Virginia S. Nelson, M.D. MPH
  • Marie Van Tubbergen, Ph.D.
  • Seth Warschausky, Ph.D.

Locations:

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-615-0536 or 866-909-4449
  • Fax Number: 734-615-3722
  • Ann Arbor – Burlington Building
  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-936-7175
  • Fax Number: 734-764-9439

Hand and Arm Movement Program (CHAMP Program)

CHAMP is a therapeutic intervention program that involves restricting use of the less affected upper extremity (hand and arm) using a splint or other device as a constraint as well as use of bilateral motor activities to retrain use of the more affected extremity. Therapeutic activities are completed during therapy sessions as well as consistently used at home in order to obtain optimal levels of functioning. This therapy is beneficial because it teaches people to overcome the learned nonuse of the affected arm and hand that developed in the early post-injury period.

Physician Referral Only

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/pmr

Providers:

  • Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, M.S., C.C.C., BC-ANCDS

Locations:

Ann Arbor Milestones at Briarwood

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-998-2483
  • Fax Number: 734-936-9552

Neurorehabilitation Milestones Program

The Rehabilitation Psychology/Neuropsychology (RPN) service at Milestones provides psychological care to children and adolescents who have neurodevelopmental diagnoses, complex medical profiles, or acquired brain injuries.

Physician Referral Only

Interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation care for children, including:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology/neuropsychology
  • Rehabilitation counseling/case management
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Facilitating return to school

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/pmr

Physicians/Providers:

  • Abigail Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, M.S., C.C.C., BC-ANCDS
  • Chris Magnant, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Mary C. Spires, M.D.
  • Marie Van Tubbergen, Ph.D.

Locations:

Ann Arbor Pediatric Rehabilitation at Briarwood Millestones

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-998-7710
  • Fax Number: 734-232-3264

Occupational Therapy

Physician Referral Only

Evaluation and individualized treatment and follow-up care to infants, children and young adults with complex medical conditions. Therapists help patients learn/master daily living skills, use adaptive equipment, and advance their fine motor skills, functional cognition, sensory integration and visual perception. Our comprehensive occupational therapy programs include:

  • Autism Program
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Feeding program
  • Intensive Therapy Program
  • Newborn/infant rehab Program
  • Vital Stim for swallowing disorders

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/pmr

Physicians/Providers:

  • Chris Magnant, PT, DPT, OCS

Locations:

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-763-2554
  • Fax Number: 734-936-9552

Ann Arbor Milestones at Briarwood

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-998-7710
  • Fax Number: 734-232-3264

Canton Health Center MedRehab

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-884-2020
  • Fax Number: 734-936-7016

Ann Arbor Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Commonwealth

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • Phone: 734-763-2554
  • Fax: 734-936-9552

Orthotics and Prosthetics Center

Physician Referral Only

Comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic services, including:

  • Consultation, evaluation, design, fabrication and fitting of orthotic and prosthetic devices.
  • Custom design of orthotic and prosthetic devices
  • Full range of soft goods, stockings, lymphedema garments and post-mastectomy items
  • Orthotic devices from head to toe, ranging from baby-shaping helmets and translucent face masks to custom-made sandals.

Learn more: www.uofmhealth.org/medical-services/orthotics-and-prosthetics

Physicians/Providers:

  • Miles Colwell, M.D.
  • Brian M. Kelly, D.O.
  • Ann T. Laidlaw, M.D.
  • James A. Leonard Jr., M.D.
  • Sonya R. Miller, M.D.
  • Virginia S. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Mary C. Spires, M.D.

Locations:

Ann Arbor Orthotics and Prosthetics Center

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-973-2400
  • Fax Number: 734-975-4726

Physical Therapy

Physician Referral Only

Physical therapy for infants, children and young adults who have acute medical problems, rehabilitation needs, and congenital and acquired conditions.

Our comprehensive physical therapy programs include:

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Club Foot Program
  • Intensive Therapy Program
  • Neurorehabiltation Program
  • Newborn/Infant Rehab Program
  • Orthopedic Spine Program
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/pmr

Physicians/Providers:

  • Chris Magnant, PT, DPT, OCS

Locations:

Ann Arbor Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Commonwealth

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • Phone: 734-763-2554
  • Fax: 734-936-9552

Ann Arbor Milestones at Briarwood

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-998-7710
  • Fax Number: 734-998-6340

Rehabilitation, Pediatric and Adolescent Program

The Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Program offers neurological and orthopedic services for children and adolescents who have a variety of musculoskeletal and disabling conditions, such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain injury, arthrogryposis, myelodysplasia, neuromuscular diseases, hemophilia and amputation.

Our comprehensive pediatric program encompasses the following programs:

  • Baclofen Pump Program for Spasticity Control
  • Spinal Cord Injury Program
  • Rhizotomy Treatment Program for Spasticity Control,
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing) Program
  • Ventilator Rehabilitation Program
  • Augmentative Communication/Language Disorder Program and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sport medicine
  • Pelvic Floor

Inpatient rehabilitation services are coordinated by our admissions coordinator.  Outpatient services are available at numerous locations within southeast Michigan.

Please note: Therapy services require physician referral

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/pmr

Physicians/Providers:

  • Angela G. Argento, Ph.D.
  • Rita N. Ayyangar, M.B.B.S.
  • Liza B. Green, M.D.
  • Joseph E. Hornyak, IV, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Edward A. Hurvitz, M.D.
  • Abigail Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Jacqueline N. Kaufman, Ph.D.
  • Virginia S. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Marie VanTubbergen, Ph.D.
  • Seth A. Warschausky, Ph.D.

Locations:

Ann Arbor Burlington Building

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-936-7175
  • Fax Number: 734-764-9439

Ann Arbor Pediatric Rehabilitation at Briarwood Milestones Program

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-998-7710
  • Fax Number: 734-232-3264

Ann Arbor Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Commonwealth

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • Phone: 734-763-2554
  • Fax: 734-936-9552

Speech, Language and Feeding/Swallowing

Comprehensive assessment and treatment for children who experience delay or disorder in speech, language, voice, resonance, communication skills or feeding and swallowing. Services include:

  • assessment and treatment of children with speech language disorders, including evaluation of children with cerebral palsy, autism and congenital syndromes
  • assessment and treatment of children with structural anomalies, including cleft lip and palate
  • multi-disciplinary augmentative alternative/communication clinic
  • assessment and treatment of children with tracheotomies and/or ventilator-dependence, to ensure effective communication development and options
  • interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation programs for children who have experienced significant brain injury
  • Participation in epilepsy surgery, including language mapping

For children with feeding and swallowing disorders, evaluation may include videofluoroscopic assessment, performed in collaboration with the Department of Radiology, or videoendoscopic evaluation.  Feeding/swallowing services are available for:

  • children who demonstrate coughing or choking while eating
  • infants with difficulty advancing their diet to include textured foods
  • toddlers and older children who are food refusers or picky eaters
  • children with poor weight gain or failure to thrive
  • children who are transitioning from tube-feeding to oral feeding
  • children with other feeding/swallowing difficulties that prohibit them from eating an age-appropriate diet

Physicians/Providers:

  • Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, M.S., C.C.C., BC-ANCDS

Locations:

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-763-2554
  • Fax Number: 734-936-9552

Ann Arbor - MedRehab Milestones at Briarwood

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-998-7710
  • Fax Number: 734-232-3264

Ann Arbor – Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Commonwealth

  • For Physicians:  800-962-3555
  • Phone:  734-763-2554
  • Fax:  734-936-9552

Ventilator Clinic / Home Ventilator Program

The comprehensive Pediatric Home Ventilator Program encompasses the following programs: Baclofen Pump Program for Spasticity Control, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Rizotom Treatment Program for Spasticity Control, Dysphagia (Swallowing) Program, Ventilator Rehabilitation Program, AugmentativeCommunication /Language Disorder Program, and Traumatic Brain Injury (Day Treatment Program available at Med Rehab facility). Our team includes specialists in pulmonary medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and respiratory care.

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/pulmonary

Inpatient admissions are coordinated by the Admissions Coordinator (734-936-7059).

Physicians/Providers:

  • Manuel Arteta, M.D.
  • Amy G. Filbrun, M.D.
  • Fauziya Hassan, M.D.
  • Marc B. Hershenson, M.D.
  • Toby Crowe Lewis, M.D.
  • Virginia S. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H.

Locations:

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-615-3267
  • Fax Number: 734-615-4674

Wheelchair Clinic

Physician Referral Only

The Collaborative Wheelchair clinic provides comprehensive wheelchair evaluation and assistance with ordering equipment that will optimize function, skin integrity and postural alignment, as well as wheelchair training as needed.   Other potential services provided by this clinic may include:

  • pressure mapping
  • custom molded seating
  • trial of various power seating systems and alternative drive mechanism
  • long-term support and service for any equipment provided through this clinic

Verification of insurance coverage will be completed prior to the appointment and a quotation of cost will be given as needed. This clinic meets Medicare guidelines which require face-to-face visit with a physician, evaluation of mobility and seating needs, and documentation within the physician's progress notes.

Learn more: www.mottchildren.org/wheelchair

Physician/Providers:

  • Gianna Maria Mallillin Rodriguez, M.D.

Locations:

Ann Arbor Burlington Building

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-936-7175
  • Fax Number: 734-936-6716

Ann Arbor Orthotics and Prosthetics Center

  • For Physicians: 800-962-3555
  • For Patients: 734-973-2400
  • Fax Number: 734-975-4726

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