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Better Movement, Better Function

Nemours Children's pediatric physical therapists help improve movement and function in kids. Our goal is to increase strength, improve mobility, reduce pain, increase range of motion, and build confidence. We help kids be as active as possible at home, with friends and at school.

Our team is highly skilled in working with kids of all ages, from newborns to teens. We understand the physical and emotional effects of injuries, neuromuscular diseases, developmental delays and treatments like surgery. Our care is specific to your child’s condition, goals and abilities.

We work closely with other providers to keep your child healthy, fit and moving forward. We use the latest technologies, equipment and methods. In addition to individual and group sessions, we help with assistive devices, school supports and home exercises.

We’re here for your whole family, providing support and education for your child’s success.

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We have many pediatric physical therapists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Advanced Therapies Designed Just for Kids

Nemours physical therapists are specially trained to handle different needs. We provide therapies that help athletes prevent and recover from injury. We assist children after a stroke. We help kids with varying abilities and conditions live their life to the fullest.

Delaware Valley/Philadelphia Highlights

  • We have the only CARF-certified rehabilitation program for kids in the region. Nemours is recognized for the highest quality of care by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities  
  • We have a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Inpatient Therapy Center. We offer real-life activity settings like a furnished kitchen and bedroom to practice skills safely. We also have an onsite school room with special ed teachers and outdoor therapy spaces.
  • We have a recognized, accredited Gait & Motion Analysis Lab. This unique pediatric gait laboratory allows us to precisely view how your child moves and walks, for more customized care.
  • We offer the ZeroG® Gait and Balance System. This robotic technology allows kids to test their limits without fear of falling. We’re the only pediatric hospital in the nation using the latest, upgraded model.
  • 12 Specialties we work closely with
  • 3,000+ Kids the Rehabilitation Medicine Program cares for each year
  • 5 Minimum years of experience that our hand therapists have

Florida Highlights

  • We have one of only four multispecialty pediatric inpatient rehab programs in the state. Ours is one of four in Florida, and the only one in Central Florida, with this level of coordinated care. We’re also the only inpatient rehab program in Florida at a hospital completely dedicated to kids.
  • We have advanced rehabilitation facilities. We offer real-life settings like a furnished bathroom and bedroom to practice skills safely. We also have outdoor spaces for therapy and sensory exploration within healing nature.
  • We only work with kids. Because we only work with children, we know how to help them relax and participate. We understand how to make therapy fun and rewarding for all ages and abilities.
  • We use the latest technologies and methods. We use advanced, computerized tools to assess your child’s condition and manage progress. This precision can mean more focused treatment and better outcomes.
  • 12+ Specialties we work closely with
  • 3,000+ Kids the Rehabilitation Medicine Program cares for each year
  • 5 Minimum years of experience that our hand therapists have

Our Highlights

  • We have specialized pediatric therapy expertise. We offer certified hand therapy for complex hand and lower arm conditions. We also provide special therapies for kids with brain injury, lymphedema, and more.
  • We only work with kids. Because we only work with children, we know how to help them relax and participate. We understand how to make therapy fun and rewarding for all ages and abilities.
  • We use the latest technologies and methods. We use advanced, computerized tools to assess your child’s condition and manage progress. This precision can mean more focused treatment and better outcomes.
  • We have custom orthotics, prosthetics and assistive devices on-site. Our onsite orthotics and prosthetics labs are state-of-the art. We also use advanced assistive technology, like wheelchairs and seating devices. You get all this in one place.
  • 12+ Specialties we work closely with
  • 3,000+ Kids the Rehabilitation Medicine Program cares for each year
  • 5 Minimum years of experience that our hand therapists have