Children like to play and interact with peers in their own environment, and some injuries or conditions may limit those activities. Physical therapy and occupational therapy may help your child function better, despite an injury, illness or health condition.
When you choose Riley at IU Health, you enter a multi-disciplinary world where we treat every child as a whole person. We acknowledge physical or occupational therapy as just one aspect of your child’s needs. You are the most important link in your child’s well-being, which is why our therapists get to know you. Through education and support, we build strong relationships with parents and caregivers to enhance your child’s recovery at every stage of care.
Riley at IU Health brings your family a universe of skilled healthcare professionals who work as a team to deliver unique, patient-focused care for your child. Our experienced physical therapists and occupational therapists have a passion for working with children and finding therapies and resources that work best for your family—whether your child comes to us through an inpatient or rehabilitation stay, or through outpatient care.
Advanced Skills and Innovative Therapy for Your Child’s Recovery
At Riley at IU Health, your family has access to Indiana’s largest and most skilled physical therapists, occupational therapists, biomechanists, orthotists, physiatrists, nurses, orthopedic surgeons, motion analysis and robotics experts, plus nationally-recognized physicians from every known specialty in pediatric medicine.
Your child’s physical and occupational therapy is based on the latest innovations and techniques backed by research, including collaborative work with the Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences.
Conditions & Services
Our patients are children from birth to age 21 recovering from injuries or overcoming limitations from ongoing health conditions such as:
If physical or occupational therapy is prescribed for your child, we deliver a unique plan of care designed specifically for his/her needs. At Riley at IU Health, we offer a broad range of therapies for children from central Indiana and beyond. Families are drawn by our experience with diagnosing and treating the most complex or rare conditions and injuries.
Among the many services we provide are:
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Our physical therapists and occupational therapists improve health for children through research that studies normal and abnormal form and function of the musculoskeletal system. Healthcare professionals, researchers and students investigate treatments in advanced labs that allow the study of motion, biomechanics, neurorehabilitation and bone physiology. Current research focuses on developing better understanding of how to deliver better outcomes using rehabilitation and integrative therapies. For more information about our research, visit the Indiana University-Purdue University School of Health & Human Sciences.
Continually improving care involves training the next generation of highly skilled therapists to help children achieve their goals and have quicker recoveries. We offer many learning opportunities for students who are pursuing advanced degrees in physical therapy and occupational therapy. This includes internships offered through the Indiana University-Purdue University School of Health & Human Sciences and other universities throughout Indiana.