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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation services available at the following locations:

  • LCMC Health Ridgelake Health Center
    2121 Ridgelake Drive 2nd Floor: Children’s Hospital Metairie Center
    Metairie, LA 70001
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  • Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Lafayette
    1211 Coolidge Blvd 2nd Floor
    Lafayette, LA 70503
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical therapists at Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Physical medicine and rehabilitation focuses on helping patients overcome functional limitations caused by injury and illness. If your child has sustained a spine or brain injury, there is a chance they will develop some form of disability. Medical rehabilitation is a one-on-one program where physical therapists help patients either completely overcome their disabilities, or find ways of working around their limitations so that they can maintain their independence.

Creating a personalized programLittle girl in a hospital bed holding a paper doll cutout

Physical therapy is a very personal medical treatment designed to fit the unique needs of the patient. Your family can expect to work extensively with your child’s physical therapy team so that the team can develop a unique treatment plan most fitting for your child’s lifestyle. We take the time to learn more about our patient’s hobbies, interests, and goals in order to keep treatment focused on what matters most to them.

Physical therapy is often used in treatment for:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Chronic pains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Myelomeningocele (spina bifida)
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Torticollis
  • Brachial plexopathies

Our physical therapists understand how cognitive and physical disabilities can affect a child’s growth and development. By working with these patients at a young age, we have a chance to help them develop skills that will carry them through the rest of their life. Our primary goal is to help patients restore or improve functional abilities and help them function at home, school, and society.

Call the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Office at 504.896.9568