Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


♪♪>>Hi, welcome to CHOP Center for Rehabilitation.>>My name is Chase, and these are my parents.>>Hi, I’m Cheesa>>And hello, I’m Chad>>We want you to see the great things that
happen here and meet the staff who helps kids get better.>>When I was 3, I got really sick.>>All together, he spent a few months in
CHOP’s inpatient rehab unit.>>I use to call it rehab school.>>The therapy he did here put him on track
for everything he’s able to do now.>>This staff is so wonderful and helpful. Let’s take a second and meet
some of them now.>>See ya.>>Hi, I’m Kristen, I’m a nurse practitioner.>>And I’m Erin, I’m a nurse. We’re excited to take you on this tour.>>Let us give you an overview. The world-class care at CHOP continues
here in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. If patients need specialist care, we have
access to our experts from departments like oncology, neurosurgery, neurology,
orthopaedics and trauma.>>Our physicians are experts. They’re trained in both pediatrics and rehabilitation.>>We create specialized rehab plans that
are tailored to each patient’s needs and goals.>>The entire rehab staff is on your team. Twice a week we all meet to discuss every
single patient’s progress.>>Each patient’s therapy schedule
is listed in their room. It’s a busy day and a lot gets accomplished. In rehab, you’ll have a roommate. That means you’ll have someone to talk to. I’ve seen roommates become great friends and
like to play together out on the play deck.>>You can go to therapy with your child or
you can stay behind in the room and get some work done.>>Now let’s see where therapy takes place
and meet some of those staff members.>>Hi, I’m Jamie. I’m one of the physical therapist here on
our inpatient rehab floor; welcome to our gym. We love how bright and sunny the room is. As you can see, we have some state-of-the-art
equipment that can help your child regain their function and mobility. We have all the basic equipment,
like parallel bars, stairs and bikes. For patients who require body weight support,
we have several options. We have treadmills with harness systems. This awesome body weight support system, called
the ZeroG, improves strength, coordination and balance. It eliminates the risk of falling by following
you on an overhead track. Some patients benefit from aquatic therapy. The floor of our pool can be raised or lowered
to supply different amounts of support, which is a really awesome feature. A speech language pathologist, also known
as a speech therapist, works with patients who have experienced changes related to communication, speech or feeding. For children with a brain injury or illness,
a speech therapist may also address cognitive deficits that affect communication. Those patients also work with a neuropsychologist
to help understand the brain injury’s impact on their thinking skills, including attention,
memory, learning, and complex higher level abilities, as well as mood and behavior. Now let’s check out some of the
occupational therapy services.>>Hi, my name is Annie and this is our space
for occupational therapy. We work to expand our reach, improve our mobility,
and increase independence with everyday tasks. You can bake treats here in the kitchen. This improves coordination, and following
a recipe can help with cognitive training. Whenever possible, we get to use ingredients
that we grow in our own garden. You’ll get to see that space
later in this video. This practice bathroom is essential to help
us determine what kind of equipment you’ll need when you go home. We have lots of cool high-tech equipment, such
as video screens that improve eye-hand coordination. This arm rotation machine improves strength
and range of motion. Making sure patient performs many repetitions
of a movement is vital for rehab success. We’ve shown you some of the equipment that
helps improve patients physically and cognitively. It’s also important to consider
a patient’s emotional well-being. Now we’re going to meet our child life specialist.>>Hi, I’m Jess. As a child life specialist, I provide care
and support to patients and families as they cope with the treatment and hospitalization. We provide play, therapeutic activities and
so much more. Here, in the inpatient rehab unit, kids could
take part in activities that are therapeutic and fun. We offer art and music therapy as a way to
encourage creative expression and process emotions. ♪♪ We have a play room and a separate teen room,
where in the evenings we have activities like karaoke and crafts. Tonight it’s bingo! Now Erin and Chase will finish up the tour.>>Hi again. I really want to show you this. The Sea Garden ♪♪>>Tending to plants is a fun activity. Some patients’ health restricts them from
digging in the dirt, but just being outside in the fresh air can always be a
great way to spend some time. That brings us to the end of the tour.>>We hope you find this helpful.>>And remember, here at CHOP, we’re focused
on getting your kids stronger and helping them reach their fullest potential. ♪♪

6 thoughts on “Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  1. This is so heart touching 😭❤️I’m so happy that all this kids are getting all the help that they need

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