St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is a pediatric rehabilitation facility that offers a recovery based model of care for both our inpatient and intensive day patient programs. Our facility is the only intensive pediatric activity based program in the New York Metro Area. Our intensive Locomotor Training Program accepts children and adolescents with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, and Acute Flaccid Myelitis. The interventions in this program focus on sending appropriate input to the nervous system in a systematic way so that it can learn tasks such as sitting upright, standing, and walking.
The spinal cord injury rehabilitation program includes:
• Step training in a body weight supported treadmill system
• Overground assessment; and
• Community integration activities.
Goal of Locomotor Training is to make gains in:
• Trunk control
• Functional mobility
• Independent ambulation
• Overall quality of life
• Cardiovascular system
• Respiratory system; and
• Musculoskeletal system.
The innovative models of care offered by our interdisciplinary teams are complimented by a strong culture of patient & family centered care and a commitment to supporting individuals through the full continuum of care.