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Rehabilitation services

Rehabilitation services

The rehabilitation department specializes in evidence-based pediatric physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) for children with a range of orthopaedic, rheumatologic, neurologic and sports-related diagnoses. Individualized therapy is provided to both inpatients and outpatients in a relaxing, child-friendly environment. Outpatient pediatric physical therapy and occupational therapy services are offered to the community. Please call the rehabilitation department manager at 413-735-1356 for inquiries.

A highly skilled team

Physical and occupational therapists are trained and hold advanced certifications in various treatment approaches, such as selective functional movement assessment, functional movement screening, neurokinetic therapy, craniosacral therapy, manual therapy, neurodevelopmental therapy, SCHROTH Method and Pilates. Treatment is held in our state-of-the-art gym or private rooms.

One of the unique benefits to receiving rehabilitative therapy at the Springfield Shriners Hospital is the wealth of pediatric clinical and medical expertise available to patients. Therapists enhance patient outcomes by collaborating both clinically and through research with the hospital’s on-site motion analysis center and Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) – Northeast, LLC.

Expert treatment

  • Gross and fine motor skill development
  • Strength, power, endurance and flexibility training
  • Gait training with and without assistive devices
  • Pain management
  • Return-to-athletics training
  • Customized durable medical equipment evaluation, including manual and power wheelchairs, walkers, gait trainers, strollers, patient lifts, slings, bath supports and dressing aids
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Upper and lower extremity prosthetic training
  • Pediatric hand rehabilitation
  • Feeding and functional mobility skills to improve independence including transfers, bed mobility and activities of daily living
  • Constraint induced movement therapy
  • Brachial plexus care

Therapeutic equipment

  • Pilates Reformer/Cadillac/Wunda Chair
  • TRX® suspension trainer
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Biofeedback
  • Wii and XBox interactive video game systems
  • Stair climber
  • Treadmill
  • Alter G anti-gravity treadmill
  • Stationary, adaptive and recumbent bikes
  • Galileo - whole body vibration
  • Paraffin unit
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation, TENS

Rehabilitation department hours

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To make an appointment, refer a patient, or to inquire about the therapeutic services and BFit programs available to children up to 18 years of age, call new patient access at 413-735-1234 or 800-322-5905.

All services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.