Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation

At Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock, we offer the region’s only pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program, recognizing that children require a specialized level of care. We help our patients regain their physical or cognitive abilities so they may return home at their highest level of independence.

Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

At Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock, we provide children with a specialized level of rehabilitative care. By providing this service in Lubbock, families can choose to have their local pediatricians follow their children throughout their continuum of care.

We treat children with:

  • Brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic disorders, including scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Strokes
  • Cardiac or pulmonary issues

If you have a question about whether we provide treatment for a condition or diagnosis not listed, please email us or call us at 806.749.2222.

How we provide care
Our medical professionals work as a team with our families and our younger patients to create individualized treatment plans so our patients can progress at their own ability levels. Our rehabilitation team includes specially trained clinicians such as pediatricians, nurses, case managers, and occupational, speech and physical therapists – among other medical professionals. It is led by our full-time medical director who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Our healthcare team provides your child with 24-hour rehabilitative nursing care and daily physician management. Our young patients and their family members have access to private patient rooms that includes a sleeper chair for family members and caregivers. Also, for those who would like a place to stay nearby, we have negotiated discounted rates at area hotels. Please email us for information.

We offer child-oriented treatment areas that include a pediatric gym, and a therapeutic courtyard to allow practice on different terrains such as ramps, stairs, gravel, dirt, curb, curb cut-outs, raised garden area and wood decking. We also offer patient and family education and an outdoor patio area for guests.

Services we provide include:

  • Mobility training
  • Self-care training
  • Rehabilitation nursing care
  • Respiratory care to treat, manage, control and provide diagnostic evaluation of the cardiopulmonary system
  • Speech, memory and cognitive therapy
  • Physical therapy to help with balance and mobility
  • Occupational therapy to help perform daily activities, including guided community outings and home evaluations
  • Wound care to help in the healing, prevention, and management of wounds
  • Neuropsychology that focuses on how the brain and rest of the nervous system influence a person’s cognitive skills and behaviors
  • Prosthetic consults, fittings, and equipment assistance
  • Wheelchair evaluations
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Pain management

Nationally Recognized: Our hospital has been ranked in the Top 10% nationally for rehabilitative care. This means that we provide the highest level of care available in the United States to patients right here in our own community. We also are certified nationally by The Joint Commission for Stroke, Spinal Cord, and Brain Injury Rehabilitation. 

Why Rehabilitative Care?

We know that inpatient rehabilitative care is significant to a patient’s healing process.

Patients who receive rehabilitative services often experience positive results in regaining or improving productivity and independence. For example, a recent national study shows that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities have better long-term results than those treated in skilled nursing facilities. The study, which was commissioned by the ARA Research Institute, shows that patients treated in rehabilitation hospitals live longer, have less hospital and ER visits, and remain longer in their homes without additional outpatient services.

These patients:

  1. Returned home from their initial stay two weeks earlier
  2. Remained home nearly two months longer

In addition, patients who were treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities experienced an 8 percent lower mortality rate and 5 percent fewer emergency room visits per year.