We work with your child to improve their functional skills and help them learn to complete everyday tasks. Our encouraging team helps kids develop self-caring and other daily living skills. Children of all ages, diagnoses and levels of development use our programs. And the therapy plans we create will work for you at home, so you can help your child grow and develop.
Personalized care plans
Our doctors and therapists create a care plan to help your child build strength and increase function and learning. Whether your child needs help with movement, speech or learning. We use a team approach to ensure your child gets the tools and therapies they need to live an active and fulfilling life.
Our therapy programs
The UW Health Kids rehabilitation programs combine the expertise of many specialists.
We provide care after surgery or injury or for other specific conditions. Working with us, your child will improve their balance and gait and strengthen their muscles. We teach your child to use any adaptive equipment they might need.
Our therapists use exercise and play therapy to help your child develop speech and verbal skills. We provide therapy to improve feeding and swallowing.
We design and fit children with a variety of custom orthotics, devices that provide support or correct alignment issues of the spine or limbs. We also create and fit prostheses (artificial limbs) which we often make in our on-site lab. Follow-up care and education are among our services.
When your child has suffered a serious illness or injury, our inpatient pediatric rehabilitation program combines intensive therapy with compassionate care to help your child recover, gain independence, maximize quality of life and transition to home.
Conditions and treatments
Advanced rehabilitation for a range of conditions
UW Health Kids experts use various treatments and therapies to rehabilitate and manage many conditions. Not all therapies may be available in every location.
What we treat
Apraxia of speech
Chest wall asymmetries and disordered breathing
Developmental coordination disorder
Fine motor delays
Idiopathic toe walking
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Lower extremity amputation
Sensory integration disorder
Spinal muscular atrophy
Traumatic brain injury
Upper extremity amputation
Upper limb hypertonicity
How we can help
We provide a range of treatments and services for your child and your family.
Feeding and swallow therapy
Orthotics and prosthetics
Inpatient pediatric rehabilitation
The UW Health Kids rehabilitation care team communicates with other providers to improve the coordination of your child’s care. We work with doctors and therapists in your community and at your child’s school.
How to find us
UW Health Kids rehabilitation specialists offer care at American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Health clinics in Madison, Wis. and Rockford, Ill.
Meet our team
Expert doctors and therapists by your side
The UW Health Kids rehabilitation team includes experts in pediatric rehabilitation medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, orthotics and prosthetics.
Our Child Life specialists help kids, teens and families cope with the stress and anxiety of being in the hospital.
Find information about visiting American Family Children's Hospital.