Pediatric Rehabilitation

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 and cancer.  Our pediatric team of therapists include: Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists.

University Rehabilitation Center
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm
Physical Therapy at Manlius
Manlius Health Center
Suite 200, 102 West Seneca Street
Manlius, NY 13104
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7:30am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Bone & Joint Center
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 201, 6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 8am-6pm
Physical Therapy at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Velasko
Velasko Professional Park
5108 Velasko Rd
Syracuse, NY 13215
Map & direction
Phone: 315 475-1433
Fax: 315 475-0944
Hours: Mon & Thurs: 7:30am - 6:30pm, Tues & Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm 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

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

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

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Danielle M Hertel
Danielle M Hertel
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Occupational Therapy

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

Christine C Lighthipe
Christine C Lighthipe
315 464-8668

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

Brachial Plexus Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Spasticity; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; 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

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

Jennifer I Spieker, OTR/L
Jennifer I Spieker, OTR/L
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • OTR: Keuka University, 2001

Erin VerDow, PT, DPT
Erin VerDow, PT, DPT
315 464-8668