Medical Specialties

Pediatric Physical Therapy


The Frances H. McClelland Rehabilitation Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is made up of a comprehensive team of pediatric trained physicians, nurses, and therapists who care only for growing children. Among the specialties of our rehab program for kids is the Physical Therapy Program - offering services tailored specifically to the needs of each child.

Phoenix Children's physical therapists work to relieve pain and help kids get back to their normal daily activities. After an injury, physical therapists guide kids through exercises to help them regain strength and motion, and teach them how to prevent a recurring injury.

Our pediatric trained physical therapists evaluate and treat young children on their gross motor skills such as crawling, walking, and playing. Older children get specialized treatment designed to motivate and build self esteem. The team uses a family-centered, goal-oriented plan of care.

Common Conditions Leading to Physical Therapy

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Oncology/bone marrow transplant
  • Chronic pain
  • Sports medicine injuries
  • Amputation/limb deficiency
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other conditions that limit a child

Physical Therapy Treatment Plans

  • Gait training
  • Strength/flexibility training
  • Endurance training
  • Splinting and positioning
  • Progression of developmental mobility

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

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