Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapies

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers a comprehensive therapy program for children with diagnoses including but not limited to cerebral palsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, burns, concussion, cancer, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, orthopedic injuries, torticollis, toe walking, and tone management.  Our pediatric team of therapists include: Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists.

Upstate Rehabilitation at the Downtown Campus
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at Manlius
Manlius Health Center
Suite 200, 102 West Seneca Street
Manlius, NY 13104
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7:30am-6pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at Bone & Joint Center
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 201, 6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 8am-6pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at Western Lights
Suite B-100, 4671 Onondaga Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13219
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: M, W, F: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Tues & Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm Fri: 7:30am - 4pm

 

Your physician will make a referral to the appropriate discipline based on your child’s individual deficits, and needs.  Once the referral is received, the therapists will conduct an initial evaluation, and design an individualized treatment plan that is unique to your child. Your team of therapists will include your family in training, education classes, and order appropriate equipment required to achieve independence and/or safety for discharge.

Treatments and services may include:

  • Fine and gross motor examination and treatment
  • Body weight supported treadmill training
  • Developmental education
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Orthotic recommendations
  • Splint fabrication
  • Wheelchair evaluation
  • Serial casting
  • Strengthening
  • Range of motion
  • Education for home exercise program
  • Aquatic Therapy

In addition, our team of therapists at Upstate have access to state of the art technology to assist with healing and progress during your child’s recovery.  Some of our skilled therapy includes education in use of the: Lokomat, Armeo Spring, Bioness, Walkaide, Dynavision.

A physician's referral is required for evaluation and treatment within this program.

Providers

Danielle Birckhead
Danielle Birckhead
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Utica College, 2010, Occupational Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Brain Injury; Cystic Fibrosis (CF); Stroke; Occupational Therapy; Rehabilitation for Pediatric Patients

Jennifer R Fetterman, PT, DPT, NCS
Jennifer R Fetterman, PT, DPT, NCS
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Amputee Rehabilitation; Aquatic Therapy, Rehab Service; Body Weight Support Treadmill Training, Physical Therapy; Brain Injury Rehabilitation; Pediatric Physical Therapy; Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Rehabilitation; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Academy Of Pediatric Physical Therapy Member, Academy Of Neurologic Physical Therapy Member, Education Section Member

Tania N Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT
Tania N Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2007

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Knee Pain; Low Back Pain; Pelvic Floor Disorders; Shoulder Injuries; Voiding Dysfunction; more

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedic injuries, Pilates therapy, Manual Therapy, Women's health


Lori M Holmes, PT
Lori M Holmes, PT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Torticollis; Pediatric Physical Therapy

Christine C Lighthipe
Christine C Lighthipe
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Occupational Therapy

Lynne Romeiser-Logan, PT, PhD, PCS
Lynne Romeiser-Logan, PT, PhD, PCS
315 464-5820

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2009

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist; Physical Therapy; Brachial Plexus Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Spasticity; more

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of treatments for children and adults with neurological disorders.

Education Interests

  • Evidence based practice

Clinical Interests

  • Spasticity, developmental disabilities, brachial plexus injury, neurological disorders.


Yvonne E Monti
Yvonne E Monti
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Brain Injury; Neck Stinger; Stroke

Melissa A Murphy, PT
Melissa A Murphy, PT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Lymphedema Therapist; Lymphedema Management, Rehab Service; Pediatric Physical Therapy

Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011
  • PT: Nazareth College of Rochester, 2008, Master's of Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Pediatric Physical Therapy

Erin S VerDow, PT, DPT