Pediatric Rehabilitation Center 

At our two locations, Hilton Head Hospital and Bluffton Medical Campus, we offer specialized physical, occupational and speech/language therapy for patients from birth to 18 years of age.

If you notice any of the following in your child, please contact your physician for a referral or call us directly at 843-682.7301

Muscle weakness
Need for adaptive equipment or assistive devices
Poor eye hand coordination
Abnormal movement
Abnormal walking patterns
Delayed Speech
Excessive or limited joint mobility
Feeding issues

Hilton Head Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy

The mission of the Hilton Head Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Center is to offer developmentally appropriate therapy that enhances the life skills of children from birth to 18 years.  Our goal is to assist each child in achieving maximum independence in a nurturing atmosphere focusing on the whole child.  We appreciate each child’s uniqueness while seeking to enhance the child’s self-esteem.  Objectives are based on building the skills to improve motor, language, cognition and perceptual abilities.    

Parents and families have the primary role in their child’s development.  Therapists collaborate with the family, physician, social worker, school teachers, and any other necessary professionals to implement the most appropriate individualized treatment plan.  Goals are set to be realistic and functional to promote carry over into the home and school environments.  Parental follow through with home programming is essential for the child to reach his/her fullest potential.     

We provide therapy for children/adolescents with the following diagnoses or impairments: 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Coordination Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapy facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, promotes independence, increases participation, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily care giving.  Pediatric physical therapists use a variety of therapeutic approaches to enable children to be more successful and independent in their environment.  Physical therapy addresses a wide variety of motor needs including:  
  • Gross Motor Development delays
  • Balance and coordination
  • Strength and endurance
  • Pre-gait and gait training
  • Environmental adaptations
  • Seating/positioning
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Mobility

Occupational Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapy supports and promotes the development and engagement of infants, children and their families in everyday routines.  Occupational therapy is concerned with a child’s ability to participate in daily life activities or “occupations.”  A child’s occupation is to play, engage in peer relationships, explore the environment, become independent with self help skills, and participate in school and learning activities.  Services address motor development, visual skills, feeding skills, sensory integration, environmental exploration, play skills, and self help skills.  Occupational therapy is an important service for young children encountering a variety of challenges:  

·          Fine motor delay
·          Visual perceptual delay
·          Perceptual motor delay
·          Handwriting difficulties
·          Sensory processing difficulties
·          Attentional difficulties
·          Self help skills

Speech & Language Therapy
A pediatric speech-language pathologist is a specialist who works with children/adolescents in the treatment and diagnosis of a variety of speech, voice, and language disorders.  An important part of the speech-language pathologist’s role is to work closely with family members to provide counseling and support, and to help apply treatment techniques to use at home to assist in progressing with the individualized goals.  Speech-language therapists utilize augmentative and alternative communication including sign language and computerized devices to further enhance functional communicational needs.  Speech-language pathologists work with children who may have the following, but are not limited to:

Voice Disorders
·          Feeding Deficits
·          Hearing Loss
·          Aphasia
·          Apraxia
·          Articulation/Phonological Disorders
·          Central Auditory Processing Disorder
·          Fluency Disorders
·          Cognitive Deficits
·          Learning Disabilities
·          Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
·          Oral Motor Deficits
·          Social/Pragmatic Weaknesses
·          Cleft Palate