Physical Therapy
The Physical Therapy program helps achieve maximum independence through exercise, neurodevelopment and sensory integration, positioning, alignment, and environmental adaptations.
Physical therapists assess and treat patients with physical impairments, function limitations and developmental delays.

Our physical therapy program includes:

Facilitation of gross motor skills


Endurance training

Weight management

Tone management

Range of motion exercises


Gait training (ambulation)

Musculoskeletal examinations

Balance training

Pain management

Burn management

Infant massage

Functional electrical stimulation (E-Stim)

Adaptive equipment

Home accessibility assessments

Lower extremity splinting

Aquatic Therapy

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Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy treats patients with physical and cognitive impairments, functional limitations and developmental delays. The program helps children live more independently with their illness, injury or disability through play, self-care, work and leisure activities.

Our occupational therapy program includes:

Developmental motor intervention

Sensory integration

Cognitive retraining

Oral/motor feeding

Visual perception retraining

Fabrication of splints

Environmental adaptations

Home accessibility evaluations

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Aquatic Therapy
As part of a total care plan, aquatic therapy is a fun way for children to rebuild their strength and confidence. Water decreases impact during movement. Sessions address range of motion, coordination, strengthening, conditioning, mobility and pain management.


We welcome parents in the pool with our therapists to directly participate in their child’s session.


The pool is accessible by steps, ramp, roll-in chair or lift. Our heated pool is the only designated pediatric aquatic therapy pool in the region.

Diagnosis that may benefit from water therapy:


Back pain

Brachial plexus injury

Brain injury

Cerebral palsy

Childhood obesity

Developmental delays

Down syndrome

Muscular dystrophy

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Orthopedic injuries/post-surgery

Rheumatoid arthritis

Sensory integration deficits

Spina bifida

Spinal cord injury

Spinal muscular atrophy

Sports injuries

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Speech Therapy
Speech-language pathology evaluates and enhances the child’s communication, developmental and feeding skills.

Treatment involves therapeutic use of work, play and activities to address:

Speech, articulation and phonology

Receptive and expressive language

Communication and voice disorders

Augmentative and alternate communication (AAC)


Language-based reading difficulties

Stuttering (dysfluency)

Oral-motor dysfunction

Swallowing (dysphagia) and feeding disorders; VitalStim therapy


Therapeutic listening

Central auditory processing disorders

Standardized developmental testing

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Physiatrists are MDs who bridge physical medicine and rehabilitation. They emphasize prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children who face limitations in function resulting from any disease process, injury or symptom. Our Physiatry Clinic focuses on multidisciplinary, non-invasive treatment options. The goal is to restore optimal medical, social, emotional and vocational function.

Physiatry services may include:

Medical assessment

Medical guidance in goal setting and treatment

Orthotic (splint) recommendations

Spasticity management

Botox injections

Baclofen pump adjustments

Pain management

Physiatrists coordinate the child’s care with the family and other physicians. Physiatrists may recommend brining in other specialists to provide the most comprehensive assessment and plan.

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation
For children living with cerebral palsy or needing post-surgery or post-trauma orthopedic services and rehabilitation the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinic provides customized, extensive care.
The Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinic is led Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Amy Zimmermann and Dr. Eugene Evra. Dr. Anderson is a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years experience caring for children with cerebral palsy.
Drs. Evra and Zimmermann two of a handful of pediatric physiatrists in the region. To address the child‘s full need we collaborate together and with the child’s family, medical team and support services.

Treatments and services include:

Botox injections

Baclofen pump adjustments

Medical assessments

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Aquatic therapy

Physical therapy assessment

Occupational therapy assessment

Respiratory cares services

Home accessibility assessment

Equipment evaluations

On-site splint fitting


Nutritional assessments and support

Facilities and support for parent and peer counseling groups

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Day Treatment Program
Day Treatment Program is for children needing intensive rehabilitation after a recent illness or injury. The physiatrists (rehabilitation doctors) at Ranken Jordan work with referring physicians, family and staff to develop a plan centered on the needs of each child. The goal is to help them reach their maximum potential and transition back into the community.
A typical day is 9am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. During the day your child receives therapy services and participates in group programming and activities that are both therapeutic and fun. A nurse and physiatrist are available for any medical needs.
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
Ranken Jordan is the first facility in St. Louis to provide Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CI Therapy). This therapy helps children who have limited use of one side of their body due to conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, stroke, head injury and brachial plexus injury.
CI Therapy improves the quality and amount of movement of a child’s affected arm and hand for daily activities. Research has shown this exciting therapy approach can help the brain “rewire” itself.
Is CI Therapy Appropriate for my Child?

Research shows CI Therapy is most beneficial for children:

With limited use of their arm and hand

At least 1 year out from injury causing decreased use of arm

At least 2 years of age

With the ability to follow directions and maintain attention for at least 15 minutes.

Once the team determines that your child is a candidate to participate in our CI Therapy program, a member of our Patient Accounting department will contact you to determine a plan. Ranken Jordan cannot bill insurance for this program.

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