Pediatric rehabilitation center in Nashville

In the TriStar Health network of hospitals, we want your child to reach their full potential in every facet of their life. This is why we offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to help improve your child's physical and emotional well-being and promote independence. Our rehabilitation therapists are focused on helping your child gain confidence and achieve the highest possible level of participation in their home and community.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

Pediatric rehab at The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial

When you come to us for pediatric care, your child will receive the encouragement and specialized treatment they need to thrive in their life. Specifically at The Children's Hospital, we provide therapy services for children from birth to 18 years old. This includes treatment for patients recovering in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

We provide rehabilitative therapy services for:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Balance and coordination deficits
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Cognitive delays
  • Developmental delays
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • Gait disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Language delays
  • Musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and other orthopedic conditions
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Speech disorders
  • Spina bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Voice disorders

We also offer pediatric rehabilitation services at TriStar Hendersonville, TriStar StoneCrest and TriStar Summit.

Types of pediatric rehab programs we offer

Our therapists collaborate with parents, teachers and other healthcare professionals to design effective treatment plans and create an environment that is fun and encouraging for the child.

Pediatric physical therapy

Our physical therapy program incorporates exercise, manual therapy, play therapy and aquatics to improve your child's flexibility, balance and strength. We provide therapy services for the following conditions:

  • Developmental delays caused by conditions such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cerebellar atrophy, Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and dwarfism
  • Difficulty walking or running
  • General weakness
  • Trouble with balance and coordination

Pediatric occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps your child achieve the skills they need for their day-to-day life. Therapy services we offer address:

  • Deficits in sensory, motor, oral-motor and neuromuscular skills
  • Developmental delay of age-appropriate self-help skills, such as dressing, feeding, organization, memory and problem solving
  • Follow-up assessment and treatment of NICU graduates at risk for developmental delay
  • Lack of coordination, strength and overall function

Pediatric speech therapy

Speech language pathologists help your child develop essential communication skills for interacting with others. Our speech therapy program addresses:

  • Neurological disorders, such as apraxia
  • Articulation and phonological disorders, including difficulty understanding, following directions and/or speaking
  • Delayed or minimal talking
  • Stuttering

Pediatric feeding therapy

If your child is having trouble eating or retaining nutrition, feeding therapy can help them gain the skills they need to eat age-appropriate meals. We work with children who have feeding difficulties, such as:

  • Delayed feeding development
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
  • Feeding tube dependence
  • Food/drink refusal
  • Oral sensitivity (gagging/vomiting)
  • Reduced or limited intake
  • Undernourishment (failure to thrive)

Where are we located?

Our primary pediatric rehabilitation center is conveniently located in The Children's Hospital in downtown Nashville. Free lot and garage parking is available across the street from the main entrance of The Children's Hospital.

You can find us at the following address:

Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation
The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial
2221 Murphy Ave, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203

For more information about the pediatric rehabilitation center at The Children's Hospital, please call (615) 342-5620.