Services at Cardon Children's Medical Center  

Pediatric Rehabilitation Center

Physical therapist Laura Files with a patient  

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at Cardon Children's Medical Center provides therapy for children and adolescents in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

We offer one of the most extensive rehabilitation programs for kids in Arizona.

We want to help children function as independently as possible in their homes, schools and communities. We provide bilingual therapy.

VIDEO: Meet Lauren, who was born with scoliosis. Watch as she works with Physical Therapist Laura Files to strengthen her core and help reduce her back pain.  

Occupational Therapy helps children develop age-appropriate skills through play. Therapists address children's self-help skills, fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing skills and handwriting skills.

Physical Therapy works with children who have developmental delays, range-of-motion limitation, strength/muscle weakness, balance difficulty and abnormal tone with the goal of promoting functional gross motor skills.

Sensory Integration Treatment Sensory Integration takes in sensory input, organizes this information in the brain and produces an appropriate response. Input can come from vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, movement and an awareness of one’s own body position in space. For some children, this integration is a difficult process.

Speech Therapy helps children who have articulation, language, voice, stuttering, feeding or swallowing disorders. Therapists focus on children's ability to be successful with all forms of communication including speaking, listening, reading, writing and cognitive development.

  • The Speech Pathology Department also provides a specialized test of swallowing called FEES, which stands for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing. The FEES evaluation helps therapists and physicians identify aspiration of food/liquid into the lungs. FEES can be done while a child is hospitalized or as an outpatient.


Cardon Children's Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-KIDS (5437)
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