|Every child has special healthcare needs and every pediatrician has a unique approach to helping you care for your child. The pediatricians at Holy Redeemer offer the compassion, care and skill required when it comes to your child's health.
We have pediatric hospitalists (pediatricians who focus on patients in the hospital) available in our emergency department to evaluate and treat infants, children and adolescents. Older children who require admission to the hospital may stay at Holy Redeemer, while younger children are often better served by the subspecialists at one of the children’s hospitals in Philadelphia. Our physicians have close working relationships with doctors from both The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The best place for the child’s care is carefully considered prior to admission to the hospital.
Holy Redeemer Pediatric UrgiCare is located next to the Holy Redeemer Emergency Department and is available for specialized, nonemergency medical care when your pediatrician or family doctor is not available. Pediatric UrgiCare is conveniently open until midnight every day of the week, including weekends, and offers low out-of-pocket costs for visits not covered by insurance. Learn more about Pediatric UrgiCare.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
In addition to Holy Redeemer's extensive adult rehabilitation services, our Pediatric Rehabilitation Department specializes in caring for children with a variety of conditions—from acute orthopedic injuries, to more chronic developmental delays, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. Our expert occupational, physical and speech therapists conduct a comprehensive evaluation to develop an individualized treatment plan for each child. Individual therapy, aquatic therapy and group therapy for peer interaction are all available. Patient and family education is an important component of our care. In addition, a special developmental follow-up program for NICU graduates is held twice a month.
Services we provide:
- Physical therapy to improve a child’s strength, balance, motor control and fitness. With exercise and play activities, children practice important skills such as rolling, crawling, sitting, walking, jumping and running.
- Occupational therapy promotes fine motor and visual motor/perceptual development so children can participate in school, play and self-care skills with greater independence. This also includes aspects of sensory integration.
- Speech therapy helps children develop communication skills to successfully interact within their family, school and community. Speech therapists can treat a child’s articulation, oral-motor skills, language and voice.
Our Specialized Programs include:
- Therapeutic Listening/The Listening Program: These programs use music with specific sound patterns in order to assist children with integration of multi-sensory information.
- NICU Follow-Up Clinic: This screening program is for infants who were in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and are at high risk for developmental delay due to conditions such as prematurity, neurologic abnormality or neonatal meningitis. Motor, cognitive and communication skills are evaluated and recommendations for interventions are made when deemed appropriate.
- Therapeutic Groups: These groups are offered as needed for children of all ages and abilities. They run for 6-8 weeks and include:
- Sensory Motor Group
- Social Group
- Handwriting Group
- Yoga Group
To learn more about Holy Redeemer Pediatric Rehabilitation, call 215-938-5721 or send us an email.