We provide physical, occupational and speech therapy to women and children of Missouri. We provide services to inpatients at Women's and Children's Hospital, on both a short and long term basis. We also provide outpatient services at our center conveniently located across the street from Women's and Children's Hospital.
University of Missouri Health Care brings a state-of-the-art facility to Columbia for children's therapy. In addition to high quality indoor activity rooms and gymnasiums, the Children's Hospital Therapy Center houses a unique outdoor playground. It is designed to help kids reach their goals of running, jumping, climbing, wheelchair propulsion and navigation. The playground also features components to promote high level thinking, sensory exploration and Mama and Baby Hippo misting stations for warm weather. Back inside, children are again exposed to all-inclusive and accessible equipment with well-planned space, where they are encouraged to work hard but play harder.
Our clinicians are recognized throughout the community for outstanding qualities and dedication to the well-being of our kids. We work closely with rural therapists and teachers to help improve continuity of care. In addition TeleHealth and Mobile Communication techniques to enhance long-distance communication.
Children's Hospital Therapy Center
525 Keene Street, Suite 101
Columbia, MO 65201
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy is often provided to infants who are admitted in the NICU. Physical and occupational therapists work to help neonates adjust to life outside of their mother's womb. Handling tolerance and state regulation are addressed, as well as range of motion and positioning. Speech therapists often work to ease the complicated process of eating for these neonates. Recommendations are made for when the baby is appropriate and safe to begin feeding and provide tips to ease the baby and parents transfer to home.