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FAMILY-CENTERED, OUTPATIENTPhysical Health Services

Exceptional Care for Your Child's Physical Health

When it comes to your child’s physical health, you want the best care from the most knowledgeable and compassionate caregivers. At The Children’s Institute, that’s exactly what you get. A recognized leader in pediatric therapy services, our team creates individualized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of every child and family.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists turn the most advanced techniques and treatments into play to help keep kids engaged with their treatment. We provide a wide variety of services to improve our young patients’ physical abilities, including:
  • Evaluations and assessments
  • Strengthening and conditioning programs
  • Outcome and improvement tracking
  • Equipment evaluation and recommendations

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Occupational Therapy

A child’s main occupations are playing and learning, and our expert team helps them build skills for these very important jobs. Our occupational therapists work to enhance the abilities of children and young adults in virtually every aspect of their daily lives, including challenges with:
  • Fine motor skills, including handwriting
  • Visual/spatial processing
  • Upper body strengthening
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) 
  • Hand-eye coordination

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Speech Language Therapy

Every child deserves to share their thoughts. Our Speech-Language Pathologists help kids build life-enriching communication skills with individualized therapies and services, including:
  • Evaluations and assessments
  • Structured play
  • Behavioral interventions
  • State-of-the-art technology and equipment 
  • Caregiver education and training

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Nutrition Services

Good nutrition is vital to good health, so for many families, nutrition services are a pivotal part of the treatment plan. Our registered dietitians offer a variety of services to fuel healthy growth and development, including:
  • Nutrition evaluation
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Functional feeding evaluations and treatment

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Specialized Services

The Children’s Institute offers families the very latest treatments, services, and facilities to help our children realize their maximum potential and live their most fulfilling lives.

Feeding

For children with feeding concerns, from birth through 21 years of age, our multidisciplinary feeding experts offer complete care, from evaluation to treatment.

Pain

The Children's Institute is a leader in providing holistic treatment to children and teens suffering from chronic pain by focusing on wellness for the mind, body, and spirit.

Aquatic Therapy

For many patients, disability and pain make high impact therapies impossible. Aquatic therapy gives our patients a gentler, more beneficial environment to rapidly improve mobility, strength, and function.

Hear from Amazing Kids & Families

The Children's Institute has done so much for us. I had a feeling they might be our lifeline and they have been...they really have.
Shannon S.
outpatient mom
The Children's Institute has been a part of our lives for so long now, and they keep coming up with innovative ideas using new technologies to help Gabby...The support we've received has been phenomenal.
Tanya H.
outpatient parent
Life is harder for kids like Italia, but they don't know life any other way. Italia's therapists make life so much better for her and for our family. They make us feel special by treating us just like everyone else.
Jenny T.
outpatient parent

Referrals & Appointments

Amazing is possible. Our licensed and caring team is here to help with in-person and telehealth appointments.
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Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment at any of our convenient locations, please call 412.420.2362 or complete our inquiry form and a team member will be in touch.
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Prepare for Your Visit

We've put together a few resources to help you feel comfortable and prepared for your first appointment, whether it be in-person or via telehealth.
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Make a Referral

If you're a physician, you can make a patient referral to our expert team at The Children's Institute. We are accepting new patients across our physical health therapy locations in Squirrel Hill, Bridgeville, and Irwin.

Where to Find Us

The Children’s Institute has several convenient locations to meet the needs of children and families in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Squirrel Hill (Main Campus)

1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Bridgeville Campus

1370 Washington Pike, Suite 500, Bridgeville, PA 15017

Irwin Campus

8775 Norwin Avenue, Unit 4, Irwin, PA 15642

Outpatient Behavioral Health

For some physical health patients, behavioral health services increase the effectiveness of their treatment. Learn how our behavioral health specialists provide support and guidance when appropriate.

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Take Action

Not sure what the next step is? You can always call our Information Center at 412.420.2400 to speak to a team member who can direct you to the support and answers you need.

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