Medical Specialties

Outpatient Rehabilitation


The Frances H McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary outpatient treatment for children and adolescents. All services are customized to maximize your child’s abilities and promote maximum level of independence.

A child with a chronic condition, temporary impairment or an injury gets physical rehabilitation to relieve pain, improve strength, reduce the effects of impairments and improve overall function and participation in everyday activities.

Pediatric therapists use activities that kids typically enjoy and turn them into therapeutic interventions. Therapy often resembles play but is actually carefully planned therapy to achieve functional goals.

Why Pediatric Rehabilitation at Phoenix Children's Hospital?

We have the most comprehensive pediatric outpatient rehabilitation program in Arizona. For more than 15 years, our expert team has provided the best care to allow children to achieve their optimal level of independence.

Our highly skilled and specially trained therapists will set goals that meet your child’s and family’s needs. With direct access to other medical professionals involved in your child’s care and cutting edge technology, we provide comprehensive and innovative therapy.

Whether it's a mild type of therapy or treatment for a medically complex child, our specialists will help your child improve.

Through our Electronic Health Record, we share progress and results with the child’s primary care physician and other Phoenix Children’s specialists on the team. This communication improves care and outcomes.

Outpatient Therapy Services

Physical Therapy

  • Gait and mobility training
  • Balance, agility and coordination training
  • Gross motor skills
  • Strength, endurance, range of motion and postural exercises

Occupational Therapy

  • Fine motor skills
  • Self-care and activities of daily living
  • Visual motor and visual perception
  • Sensory processing, sensory integration and sensorimotor skills
  • Splinting and adaptive equipment
  • Sensory oral feeding

Speech Therapy

  • Receptive (comprehension) and expressive (articulation, voice, fluency) language skills
  • Cognition, problem solving, reasoning, memory and reasoning skills
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Bilingual therapy

Feeding Therapy (provided by speech language pathologist)

  • Feeding and swallowing skills
  • Oral motor skills
  • Thickener wean
  • Vital stimulation

Outpatient Specialty Clinics

Multidisciplinary clinics for comprehensive evaluations are completed by a team of therapists and other medical professionals.

Our specialty clinics include:

  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X
  • Brachial Plexus
  • 22q
  • Movement disorders
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Concussion
  • NICU Follow-Up
  • Outpatient Neuro-rehabilitation Program
  • Team based, intensive PT, OT and Speech for children with acquired neurologic conditions designed to promote independence at home, school and in the community
  • Intensive Feeding Program - Team based OT and Speech feeding therapy for children with complex feeding problems
  • Group therapy
  • Chronic pain
  • Feeding
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
    • Congenital heart conditions and post-transplant

Center Features

Phoenix Children’s is the only pediatric rehabilitation program in Arizona to feature the latest equipment to meet the individualized needs of each patient.

The center has many features including:

  • Large, open patient gym with rubberized flooring
  • Private treatment rooms
  • Wii system
  • RT300/RT600 FES - Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a well established rehabilitation technique which uses pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves evoking muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity. These integrated therapy systems feature upper and lower extremity cycling/stepping with electrical stimulation for strengthening after a neurologic injury such as a spinal cord injury or stroke.
  • Armeo Spring – a machine designed for the needs of children with movement impairments in their arms and hands resulting from neurological conditions. It uses motivating, game-like tasks to improve upper extremity function.
  • Balance Master Smart Equitest – a family of feature Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) for any patient with a balance disturbance as a result of injury such as concussion or other neurologic or orthopedic conditions.
  • Sensory integration swing
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Kitchen space for intensive feeding program
  • VitalStim Therapy for dysphagia

Program Director

Elizabeth Linos, OTR/L, MS, MBA, OTD

Contact us

  • Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most major insurance plans are accepted. The Phoenix Children’s authorization department will verify benefits prior to start of therapy.
  • A physician order is required.
  • For scheduling during business hours, call 602-933-0980
  • For physicians who need immediate assistance, call the One Call line at 602-933-3627 (DOCS)
  • Fax: 602-933-2465

Main Campus Outpatient Services Location

Pediatric Rehabilitation outpatient appointments are located in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital East Building.

Free parking is available in the Cambridge Garage, located on Cambridge Avenue immediately south of the Phoenix Children’s Main Building. Enter the East Building Lobby and sign in to receive a visitors’ badge and map. From the lobby you will walk straight down the main corridor, past the Emily Center, where you will see a wall sign for the Frances H. McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. We’ve streamlined check-in with new kiosks; just follow the instructions on the screen.

Additional Outpatient Services Locations

East Valley Center Specialty Care

Scottsdale Center Specialty Care

Southwest Valley Center Specialty Care

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