Rehabilitative Medicine Director: RJ Navarro, OT/L cNDT, Doctor of Physical Therapy (candidate)
The Keystone Rehabilitative Medicine Department is family-centered and culturally sensitive. The program is interdisciplinary, coordinated and focused on outcomes. The program serves children and adolescents who have significant functional limitations resulting from either acquired or congenital impairments. A developmentally appropriate approach in rehabilitation is provided and focuses on:
- Maximizing growth and development
- Preventing further impairment and complications
- Reducing activity limitations
- Maximizing developmentally appropriate independence
Rehabilitation professionals partner with the family to meet the needs of each child or adolescent. Keystone’s Rehabilitative Medicine Department seeks to enhance the life of each child and adolescent and to promote a continuum of care from hospital to home, school and community.
Children and adolescents with health care and special needs related to lifelong or newly acquired limitations are served by a team of pediatric rehabilitation specialists. Limitations may include mobility, self-care, communication or another aspect of function. Common problems evaluated and treated include delayed gross and fine motor skills, feeding and swallowing problems and neurological, orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions which require either outpatient therapy or special adaptive equipment evaluations. Keystone specialists work closely with families, schools and community services to help plan and provide coordinated pediatric rehabilitation services.