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Integrative Therapy Services at Banner Children's at Thunderbird

A child with an injury or illness is never easy on a family, but one of the hardest things parents must endure is seeing their child in pain.

The team at Banner Children’s at Thunderbird is dedicated to eliminating pain as much as possible in our young patients through the use of medication and integrative therapies, such as music therapy and dog therapy.

What Integrative Therapy Programs Are Available for My Child?

We offer a variety of integrative therapies for our patients, including:

How Does Music Therapy Help Healing?

Music therapy at Banner Children's uses music to help patients and their families deal with what happens when kids get sick and have to be in the hospital.

The focus of the music is to work on goals, which can include:

  • Giving kids a chance to express themselves
  • Helping to control pain
  • Helping self-esteem
  • Helping with communication
  • Helping to distract them from things like needle pokes and medicines
  • Lowering stress and anxiety
  • Making it easier for them to be social
  • Making the hospital a little more normal