Frazier Rehab Institute has provided comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services since it first opened in 1954. With over 60 years of rehab experience, Frazier remains committed to the development of specialty programs that combine traditional rehab with innovative therapy techniques.
The Frazier Rehab Institute is comprised of a 135-bed hospital in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky and several community-based outpatient rehab sites in Kentucky and Indiana. The Pediatrics program is a collaboration with the University of Louisville Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division and participates in training students from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
In addition to traditional physical, occupational, and speech therapies, Frazier’s pediatric program provides recreation therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, psychology services, animal-assisted therapy, and aquatic therapy for children with many diagnoses. These include brain injury, cardiopulmonary compromise, stroke, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, orthopedic conditions, developmental delays, and more. Patients are served on a pediatric unit within the hospital that was specially designed to meet the needs of children. Frazier Rehab Institute enjoys strong support from community partners in serving pediatric patients.
Frazier Rehab Institute has a dedicated and innovative staff. Dr. Catherine Schuster, pediatric physiatrist, remarked, “Working together for the betterment of the patient is one of the reasons I love being a part of the rehabilitation family. We work together with patients and their families to accomplish a desired goal. Together, utilizing the team approach, we can affect change for the patient and their families.” Physical therapist, Jennifer Carleton, also shared, “…Frazier’s Pediatric Program has been a wonderful opportunity for me to learn and grow as a pediatric therapist. One thing that I love about our pediatric program is the wide variety of diagnoses we see. It is always amazing when a child and family come back to visit- to be able to see the impact we made in their lives, and them in ours, is truly amazing!”
When asked why Frazier is a long time member of IPRC, Abbey Roach, Ph.D., Director of Pediatric Rehab, responded: “Our team and program has benefited in many ways from our membership in IPRC, including the educational opportunities and webinars on many relevant topics, CARF preparedness, and networking / sharing of best practices. It allows for efficient and accessible collaboration in a fast-paced and ever-changing healthcare environment.”