Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Physical Therapy


Pediatric Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt - Rehabilitation Services
One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 21000
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 343-6445

Outpatient Physical Therapy at One Hundred Oaks

Our dedicated team of Pediatric Physical Therapists focuses on helping children and adolescents reach their full potential. Our therapists are specially trained in working with children who face developmental delays, neuromuscular conditions, sports injuries, and many other problems that affect a child’s ability to develop and play.

Pediatric physical therapists examine each child thoroughly and create a plan to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Our physical therapists will address balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and endurance to promote recreation and participation for healthy and active lifestyles.

Our physical therapists teach patients and families how to prevent or manage their conditions to achieve long-term health and wellness benefits.

Common diagnosis

  • We see children from birth through age 18 with the following conditions.
  • Developmental delays
  • Neuromuscular impairments
  • Prematurity
  • Torticollis
  • Genetic disorders
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Fractures, strains, and sprains
  • Athletic injuries
  • Cardiopulmonary disease
  • Trauma/Acute injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injury
  • Cancer
  • Burns

Types of therapy offered

  • Strength/resistance training and physical fitness
  • Range of motion/Stretching exercises/Therapeutic positioning
  • Serial casting
  • Gait training
  • Orthotic management
  • Assistive technology and equipment management
  • Electrical Stimulation (ES, NMES, FES, TENS)
  • Aquatic therapy – see below
  • Neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT)
  • Motor control/Motor learning theories
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy evaluation and treatment
  • Vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation
  • Iontophoresis

Frequency of therapy

The focus of therapy is to provide children and families with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage daily activities after therapy has ended. The goal of therapy is to help each child develop the skills necessary for the job of living. Learn more about frequency of therapy.

Other services provided

Aquatic therapy

Our trained pediatric therapists provide aquatic therapy at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center.

Susan Gray School - Preschool

We provide Physical Therapy at the Susan Gray School for its preschoolers in need of these services.


We require a medical referral from a physician or nurse practitioner to schedule an appointment for these therapy services. Fax referrals to (615) 343-0506.

Last Edited: August 29, 2017
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