Specialized orthopedic and developmental rehab

The Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab (SODR) team provides care to clients from birth to age 18 with a variety of musculoskeletal, developmental or neuromotor conditions. 

The children and youth admitted to the SODR team have significant functional mobility and movement impairment related to the musculoskeletal system.

For some families, this program assists them to acquire the skills and support services that they need to care for their child as they transition to life in community.  For other clients who have been admitted for rehabilitation (often post-surgical), the team will assist the client in moving forward through the process to help them become as independent as possible.

SODR offers inpatient, day patient and limited outpatient services. 

Now accepting referrals to Get up and Go: persistent pediatric pain service. For more information about pain services see right hand column for more information.

SODR inpatient rehabilitation criteria

 Admission criteria

  • Requires medical and nursing care
  • Requires two or more professional services
  • Medically stable and demonstrated readiness for rehab

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Behavioural or active psychiatric issues (e.g. psychosis) limiting client’s ability to participate in rehab
  • Drug/alcohol dependency

Types of conditions

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Neuromuscular disorders (e.g. Guillian Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis)
  • Post-operative orthopedic care
  • Orthopedic trauma (without associated acquired brain injury)
  • Complex wound management
  • Burns
  • Complex epilepsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complications of prematurity
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Chronic pain (lasting longer than 3 months - see Get up and go: persistent pediatric pain service)

Information pamphlet about inpatient admission after orthopedic surgery (PDF)

Information pamphlet about inpatient admission after orthopedic surgery


Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab Team
Laura Nicholson
Transition Coordinator
Tel: 416-425-6220 ext. 3429
Email: lnicholson@hollandbloorview.ca


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