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Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Interdisciplinary support for children with functional deficits

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine service at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia provides evaluations and rehabilitation management for children of all ages with functional deficits that impact movement and overall quality of life. In particular, we offer a full spectrum of care and evaluation for infants with suspected brain and spinal cord injuries or congenital disorders.

Together with a nurse practitioner, every child's care in this clinic is closely managed by one of the region's top rehabilitation medicine experts, Olga Morozova, MD. Her lifelong professional interest and experience is in improving the functional abilities of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities that start in childhood. 

Common conditions 

We provide state-of-the art diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive rehabilitation services for neurological conditions, traumatic injuries, and congenital physical disabilities, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain injuries
  • Delayed development
  • Toe walking
  • Difficulty walking
  • Hypertonia
  • Hypotonia

Services offered

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine team works closely with physical and occupational therapists provided by Children’s National Health System for treatments including but not limited to:

  • Improvement of gross and fine motor  skills
  • Developing a home exercise program for stretching, strengthening, and functional goals
  • Sensory integration
  • Serial casting
  • Splinting

Interdisciplinary Perinatal Brain Injury Clinic

This service also offers a special clinic specifically for infants with suspected neurological injury or deficits that brings together care providers from Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Neonatal Neurology, and Physical Therapy to evaluate and develop targeted care plans for these children and their families.