Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
For children age 4 and up who have a movement disorder or condition such as cerebral palsy, ataxia, traumatic brain injury or spina bifida, Riley at IU Health offers an innovative therapy that can help them move and function better.
Robotic-assisted therapy enhances motor function in pediatric patients, using robots to create consistent, repetitious motion. It is often blended with traditional rehabilitation to help your child reach his/her full potential. Children may work on a specific area of the body or they may focus on improving balance, walking, standing and other daily activities.
Our therapists combine robotic devices with repetition, games and activities that appeal to children. In Indiana, these technologies are available only at Riley at IU Health through Neurorehabilitation and Robotics at the Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center.
Your child receives a thorough evaluation to determine whether robotic-assisted therapies will benefit his or her treatment. Our team of physical therapists and rehabilitation experts design a unique care plan for each child, which may include these robotic-assisted therapy options:
Parents and caregivers can prepare for their child’s first physical and occupational therapy appointment by reading our instructions and bringing the completed forms, both of which are available below. If your child is coming to us for motion analysis, our instructions below explain how to dress and what you can expect.
Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy Instructions/Forms (Riley at IU Health): These instructions and forms should be read and completed before your child’s first physical or occupational therapy appointment.
Motion Analysis Instructions/Forms (Riley at IU Health): You can prepare for your child’s motion analysis by reading these instructions.