Acute care

We provide therapy services for children of all ages, including newborns, who are receiving inpatient care in the hospital. We provide a patient-centered approach to your child’s care, promoting independence, maximizing function and initiating the rehab continuum of care.

We help facilitate the transition back to home and referrals to other Johns Hopkins All Children’s rehabilitation services in our Outpatient Care locations, helping patients receive the care they need closer to home.

We also have a strong focus on parent and family education, providing tools, resources and guidance so that you can support your child’s progress after he or she returns home.

Our acute care team provides services for patients with a range of conditions and medical needs, including those with:

  • An artificial airway and/or ventilator
  • Body positioning and splinting needs
  • Difficulty managing their pain due to surgery, trauma, wounds, headaches and/or other diagnoses
  • Feeding or swallowing issues
  • Long-standing immobility, muscle wasting or decreased endurance due to medical complications
  • Multiple trauma that includes orthopedic and neurological issues
  • Neurological changes caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors or seizure disorders
  • Patients born premature or with significant developmental delays
  • Range of motion and strength concerns
  • Regular hearing screening for newborns, or evaluation for patients of any age who may be affected by hearing loss due to illness, injury or other medical condition
  • Trouble with communication due to illness, injury or other medical conditions