Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

At Norton Children’s, we are dedicated to providing rehabilitation that meets the needs of your child and family. Our licensed therapists evaluate and treat infants through young adults for a wide range of diagnoses.

Upon request by your medical provider, a thorough evaluation of your child’s need for rehabilitation services will be provided. Each evaluation will include therapeutic and diagnostic exams and tests. Our treatment plans are designed to take advantage of technology, research and treatment techniques, including various age-appropriate play and other activities, in order to meet established goals and outcomes for your child.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Norton Children’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offers physiatry and rehabilitation medicine. Our board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and licensed therapists evaluate and treat infants through young adults for a wide range of injuries and conditions.

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Our pediatric rehabilitation services include physical, occupational and speech therapy. Our licensed therapists can evaluate and treat infants through young adults for a wide range of diagnoses.

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Child Life and Expressive Therapies

Expressive therapies are offered through the Norton Children’s child life departments. These therapies include art, music, drama and movement. They are offered as part of daily programming. Expressive therapies provide opportunities for creative and nonverbal expression, which can be diagnostically and therapeutically helpful. Over time, a collection of work created during therapy provides a record of the child’s progress.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

At Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, our cardiac rehabilitation program provides supervised exercise, lifestyle education, and psychological and social support. Following specifications from your child’s physician, our providers will create a customized cardiac rehab program.

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COVID-19 appears to make existing neurological conditions in kids worse

Cases of COVID-19 neurological damage in kids have been rare, but children with chronic neurological diseases have seen their conditions worsen, according to a child neurologist in Louisville. “People have seen really small numbers of […]

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Norton Children’s Cancer Institute offers clinical trials for kids with AML

It’s the news no parent wants to hear: acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This cancer of the bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made — is rare but dangerous, affecting […]

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Treating seizures in children using electrical stimulation

Using electrical stimulation to treat seizures in children — neuromodulation — is a potentially life-changing treatment option for kids with drug-resistant, or refractory, epilepsy. “Neuromodulation is the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of […]

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Symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease symptoms include the small red sores that often appear in the mouth and rashes that appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet and that give […]

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Study to look at effects of new greenery on children’s asthma

A new study by Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, will examine whether more trees and other plants in a neighborhood affects children’s asthma. The team, led by pediatric pulmonologist Scott […]

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