Pediatric Rehab

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DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) is the official provider of rehabilitation services for DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan That means our pediatric rehab specialists have both the expertise and experience to treat children the right way. RIM’s pediatric rehab program treats children, from birth to young adult, who have impairments or conditions as the result of an injury, illness or developmental disability. The primary focus of the program is to help each child improve his or her function at home, in school, and in the community.

Based on your child's needs, his or her rehabilitation program will focus on:

  • Mobility
  • Activities of daily living
  • Communication
  • Cognitive skills
  • Memory
  • Social interaction.

We provide customized services for many conditions, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Myelomeningocele/spina bifida
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Gait disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Dysphagia (feeding)
  • Sensor processing disorders, including autism and attention deficit disorder

Pediatric Inpatient Rehab

Children's Hospital of Michigan's inpatient program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and is staffed by pediatric specialists in the areas of:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Music and Art therapy
  • Child Life
  • Education

Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation

Our three outpatient locations are kid-friendly and staffed with physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. All of RIM's pediatric rehab specialists are experienced in the complexities of pediatric disability and rehabilitation.,
Staff specialties include:

  • NDT (Neurodevelopment Treatment)
  • SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests)
  • AAC (augmentative and alternative communication)
  • VitalStim
  • Lokomat robotic gait training


Pediatric rehab services are offered at the following outpatient locations:

  • CHM Troy building

    Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Troy

    • 350 W. Big Beaver Road
    • Troy, MI 48084
    (248) 305-7575
    Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Rehab, Physical Therapy
  • Children

    Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center-Detroit

    • 3950 Beaubien Street
    • Detroit, MI 48201
    (313) 832-8870
    Brain Injury Program, Occupational Therapy, Outpatient Services, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Rehab,
    Physical Therapy, Spine Care, Wheelchair Seating Clinic
  • Children

    Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center-Clinton Twp.

    • 42700 Garfield Road
    • Clinton Township, MI 48038
    (586) 532-3370
    Amputee Program, Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Rehab, Physical Therapy,
    Spine Care, Wheelchair Seating Clinic
  • RIM Novi building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Novi Center

    • 42005 W. 12 Mile Road
    • Novi, MI 48377
    (248) 305-7575
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Brain Injury Program, Burn Care,
    Cancer Care, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Pelvic Floor, Pediatric Rehab, Pelvic Floor Medicine, pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Spasticity , Speech Therapy, Spinal Cord, Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Wheelchair Seating Clinic, Women's Health

More About Pediatric Rehab at The DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

The Detroit Medical Center's (DMC) Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) has been dedicated to helping people with pediatric rehabilitation and adolescent rehabilitation achieve the best life possible. As a national leader in the delivery of physical medicine and pediatric rehab treatment services, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has become a trusted organization that attracts patients, pediatric rehab specialists, and health care professionals from around the world. While best known for treating the most complex pediatric rehab cases such as spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions, RIM brings the same level of expertise to helping those with more common conditions including orthopedic and sports injuries. With its 94 bed inpatient hospital located at the DMC and multiple outpatient pediatric rehabilitation centers and therapy sites throughout southeastern Michigan, RIM is one of the nation's largest rehabilitation hospitals specializing in physical medicine, pediatric rehab and adolescent rehabilitation programs.