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Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's

Helping develop, enhance and restore functional ability to children with physical impairments or disabilities

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's manage disorders that alter a child’s physical function and performance.

We emphasize developing functional skills through coordinated and combined use of medications, physical modalities and physical training with therapeutic exercise, movement and other activities. The rehabilitative team works with a child’s pediatrician and other specialists involved in his or her care to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation services

Many illnesses, diseases, and injuries that involve pain, paralysis, weakness, or deformity have the potential to be significantly improved by PM&R physicians and rehabilitative therapists.

  • Cerebral palsy or childhood stroke
  • Chronic pain associated with illness
  • Chronic disabling conditions
  • Head injury
  • Heart and lung disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Other musculoskeletal and neurological disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Trauma-related accidents, such as sports, home or motor vehicle accidents

Treatment and diagnostic services

  • Adaptive equipment and assistive devices
  • Baclofen pump management
  • Botulinum toxin injections
    • Electrodiagnostic studies
    • Nerve conduction
  • Electromyography studies
  • Experiential training approaches
  • Medication
  • Evaluation for appropriate medical and rehabilitative equipment
    • Splints
    • Orthotics (braces)
    • Prosthetics
  • Physical modalities
    • Heat and cold therapy
    • Electrical nerve and muscle stimulation
    • Stretching exercises
    • Therapeutic exercise
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