St. Luke’s is the largest provider of outpatient pediatric therapy in the Inland Northwest. We treat hundreds of children every year for a wide range of disorders—so it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about helping kids thrive. Because treatment and therapy can be overwhelming for children, our family-centered services involve parents and caregivers every step of the way. We provide specialized, child-oriented versions of many therapy programs, including physical, occupational, speech/language, recreation, aquatic, and medical nutrition. This ensures our teams treat injuries and developmental delays in an accessible, child-friendly way.
Pediatric Services Benefits
Our pediatric services can help kids achieve:
- Increased articulation of words and movements
- Increased mobility
- Increase ability to communicate
- Development of communication skills
- Increased health and fitness
- Family education on progressive therapy and management
- Increased functionality and life skills
- Enhanced body image
- Improved fine motor skills
- Improved cooperation and coping skills
- Reduced social anxiety
- Development of social skills
- Increased attention span and mental alertness
- 100% of pediatric patients reported an increase in function. 97% of pediatric patients reported a positive experience.
- 97% of pediatric patients returned to school 90 days after discharge. We love helping kids get back to school and their friends!
- 3% of pediatric patients (1 patient) returned to an acute care hospital for care.
- We measure progress for our patients using a 1-7 scale which looks at independence levels. Most St. Luke’s patients, 90 days after discharge, continued to make progress and made more progress compared to the nation.
- Our pediatric patients receive an average of 3.5 hours of physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology, recreation therapy, and neuropsychology each day.
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Helping Kids Thrive
Pediatric outpatient services are beneficial for children with:
- Brain injury
- Cancer-related impairments
- Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental delays
- Feeding/swallowing deficits
- Genetic deficits
- Multiple traumas
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neurological disorders
- Orthopedic injury
- Sensory integration disorder
- Speech delays
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal cord injury