Programs & Services

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy


The Frances H. McClelland Rehabilitation Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is made up of a comprehensive team of pediatric trained physicians, nurses and therapists who care only for pediatric patients. For all therapy, comprehensive, family-centered and goal-oriented plans of care are used.

Physical Therapy

Among the specialties of our rehab program for kids is the Physical Therapy Program, which offers services tailored specifically to the needs of each child. Phoenix Children's physical therapists work to relieve pain and help kids get back to their normal daily activities. After an injury, physical therapists guide kids through exercises to help them regain strength and motion, and teach them how to prevent a recurring injury.

Common Conditions Leading to Physical Therapy:

Physical Therapy Treatment Includes:

  • Gait training
  • Strength/flexibility training
  • Endurance training
  • Splinting and positioning
  • Progression of developmental mobility

Occupational Therapy

Another specialty of our rehabilitation program is the Occupational Therapy Program. Occupational therapy for pediatric patients helps achieve independence in all areas of their lives such as self care, play and writing. Pediatric occupational therapists work with children through fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem.

Common Conditions Leading to Occupational Therapy:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • Amputations and limb deficiency
  • Feeding and eating disorders
  • Hand function disorders
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Brachial plexus injury

Occupational Therapy Treatment Includes:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Feeding, dressing, bathing and grooming
  • Fine motor skills: Grasping skills and object manipulation
  • Visual-motor skills: Coordination of eyes and hands for writing, throwing, catching and using both hands together
  • Upper body strength and endurance
  • Splinting and positioning
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Sensory processing skills

Speech and Language Therapy

A third specialty of our rehabilitation program is the Speech and Language Therapy Program. Our pediatric trained speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat children of all ages on their feeding and swallowing, cognition, and communication.

Common Conditions Leading to Speech and Language Therapy:

Speech and Language Therapy Treatment Includes:

  • Receptive and expressive communication
  • Speech, articulation and phonology
  • Alternative Augmentative Communication
  • Oral motor
  • Feeding
  • Swallowing
  • Aural habilitation and listening
  • Cognitive communication

Contact Us

For all physical, speech and occupational therapy, call:

  • Inpatient Care (602) 933-3627
  • Outpatient Care (602) 933-2263

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