Rehabilitation Services

Designed for the Unique Needs of Children

At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, we offer a full range of bilingual diagnostic and therapeutic services to meet the needs of infants, children and adolescents. All services are provided by a team of professionals who focus on the medical, therapeutic and educational needs of the child and family. Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital’s rehabilitative program includes both inpatient services offered to patients in the hospital’s neonatal, pediatric and cardiac intensive care units as well as outpatient care available at the hospital’s main campus and other South Florida locations.

A Select Team of Specialists

The first step in rehabilitating a child is to provide a team of pediatric rehabilitation specialists who understand the physical, emotional and psychological needs of children and their families at varying stages of life. The specialists include:
  • Audiologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
After a comprehensive evaluation, a treatment plan is developed with the child’s family to enable patients to achieve maximum functional levels as quickly as possible.

Special Facilities that Fit Kids Perfectly

Nicklaus Children's offers the latest equipment and facilities to support the rehabilitative needs of children. Offerings available through our combined program include:
  • Colorful therapy rooms with the latest interactive therapy equipment
  • Individual therapy rooms with observation windows
  • Aquatic therapy (available at the Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center in Weston)
  • Virtual reality patient treatment facilities (available at Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center)
  • Sensory integration therapy rooms

Pediatric-Specific Rehabilitation Services

Evaluation and treatment of a variety of medical and developmental diagnosis and conditions include, but are not limited to:
  • Amputee
  • Arthritis
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Cognitive and perceptual deficits
  • Concussion
  • Congenital hand differences
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Developmental delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Fine and gross motor coordination deficits
  • Fluency disorder
  • Hand injuries
  • Hearing loss and hearing impairment
  • Language/learning and speech disorders
  • Muscular disorders
  • Neurological-based disorders
  • Oral/motor, feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Prematurity
  • Scoliosis (idiopathic and neuromuscular)
  • Sensory motor deficits
  • Spina bifida/myelomeningocele
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Voice disorder

Specialty Clinics and Programs

The following specialty clinics and programs are available, bringing together a variety of specialists to support the care of children with specific needs:

Our Mission 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides hope through advanced care for our children and families. We serve in order to achieve every child’s highest functional level and quality of life. Thank you for choosing Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital.


Scheduling Appointments

Each child is seen for an initial evaluation by one of our therapists. The therapist writes an evaluation report and a plan of care based on your child’s individual needs, diagnosis, and age. After all insurance authorizations are obtained, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital scheduling department will contact the parents to coordinate all the therapy appointments.
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Rehabilitation Services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
How Physical Therapists manage pain in children at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 S. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Nicklaus Children's Miami Lakes Outpatient Center
15025 NW 77 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

Nicklaus Children's Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center
3915 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Nicklaus Children's Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue
(Franjo Road)
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186