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Help your child continue to learn, grow, and develop even with an injury or disorder that affects their ability to move and function. While most of Essentia’s physiatrists care for kids, you’ll find our only pediatric specialist in Duluth, Minnesota.
A pediatric physiatrist is a pediatrician with specialized training in the treatment of children ages birth to 18 who have disabilities. Pediatric physiatrists are also known as pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, or PM&R for short.
You should see a pediatric physiatrist if you’re:
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Your first visit with our pediatric physiatrist will be all talk and play. During a 40-minute visit, our doctor will ask about your child’s history and past treatments. She'll also asses your child’s development and physical well-being. Then, you’ll get a personalized care plan, which will likely include forms of exercise and therapy including:
Our pediatric physiatrist is like the captain of the team. She decides what types of care to work into your child’s treatment plan. She may have one or many of the following providers help care for your child:
Patients with complex needs may benefit from our multidisciplinary clinics in Duluth, Minnesota. This allows children to see many doctors and therapists in one day, and usually in one location. Ask about our:
You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.