When our children are hurt or sick we do everything we can to provide them with the best care available. I am very persistent and thorough in my due diligence by researching every doctor and hospital I take my child to. I look for doctors I can trust and depend on when my son needs them most. I always look to friends, family, or doctors I already trust to learn about specialized doctors and hospitals that can give my son the absolute best care.
In the above photo my son is sporting his cast after being bucked off of one of our horses. Of course, he jumped up quickly but immediately started crying. He’s very tough and rarely cries so I knew he had to be hurt badly. When he fell I watched him land with his wrist bent back onto his arm. My Mom is a registered nurse that works in surgery. She immediately made a splint and wrapped it. I took him as quickly as I could to a nearby hospital – still being 60 minutes away. Yes, we live in the middle of nowhere! After hours of waiting and x-rays they put a splint on it and said that it was fractured. I spoke to his regular pediatrician which is 90 minutes away and he highly suggested a specialized clinic 2 hours away. I knew I had to take him. I wanted to make sure he received the best care available.
My family is all too familiar with hospital stays and visits. My brother was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age. My family drove 2 hours to take him to a specialized hospital and years later referred to one 6 hours away. It was the absolute best hospital in the midwest for his bi-lateral lung transplant he would undergo. Several years later, now 36, he is enjoying a wonderful life living on his own thanks to those wonderful doctors and of course our wonderful parents. Although he does still have Cystic Fibrosis and many complications he chose to live near the hospital that saved his life because of their fantastic care, modern technology, and some of the best doctors in the nation.
Looking for a Hospital for Special Surgery? The Hospital for Special Surgeryin New York City is the top-ranked hospital for orthopedics in the United States. They are a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS recently opened the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Pavilion providing comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation for both inpatients and outpatients from birth to 21 years. Its multidisciplinary staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. U.S. News scored them 100/100! The score is based on such things as a high level of expertise and recommendations for patients to the hospital.
Watch Dr. Leon Root, Chief Emeritus of Pediatric Orthopedics, in the video below. He provides a tour of the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery.
The CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Pavilion offers comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation from birth to 21 years. Its multidisciplinary staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-‐language pathologists. These specialists evaluate and treat children with neurological, orthopedic, rheumatic, congenital, and sensory integration disorders. This is the type of staff you want caring for your children.
Their newly open 7,000-‐square-‐foot CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center for pediatrics, includes the following:
- Physical therapy gym for children and adolescents
- Dedicated therapy rooms for sensory and fine motor skills
- Private evaluation/treatment room
- Sensory integration equipment that facilitates movement in space
- Specially designed Pediatric elliptical machines and stationary bicycles for children
- Virtual reality software with innovative therapeutic routines
- An equipment clinic that specializes in wheelchair and mobility needs
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- HSS On the Move at http://www.hss.edu/onthemove/
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training, or exercise program.”