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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Pediatric Physical and Specialty Therapy

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Specialty care you can trust

Pediatric Physical and Specialty Therapy provides physical, occupational and speech therapy, delivering individualized care through specialty teams and programs.

A service of Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, we treat pediatric patients with a variety of developmental, neurological, musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sensory-processing conditions. We also treat pediatric patients with language acquisition, articulation, fluency and feeding disorders.


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Phone: 803-434-1260
Fax: 803-434-1411
Referral fax: 803-434-1411

14 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29203 map »


Individualized care

Our therapists will evaluate and create treatment programs for your child in a relaxed, play-oriented and loving environment. Parents are encouraged to be part of the team and participate in the goal-setting and therapy strategies for their children. Our commitment to individualized, one-on-one patient care ensures a unique and meaningful patient and family experience.

Physical therapy (PT)

Pediatric physical therapy focuses on the treatment of babies, toddlers, children and teenagers who have conditions related to physical, genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders. We strive to create a child friendly environment where our specifically designed treatment techniques and exercises are completed during play, making the experience fun for the child. We help children by teaching them balance, coordination and gross motor skills. Our goal is to help your child achieve their highest level of potential.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Strength
  • Range of motion (arms, legs, neck)
  • Ambulation (walking)
  • Developmental milestones (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking)
  • Gross motor skills (running, jumping, skipping, galloping, hopping, stair climbing and more)
  • Balance skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Treatment following orthopedic surgery
  • Wheelchair seating and mobility
  • Orthotic and adaptive equipment screening and management
  • Alignment and postural training
Occupational therapy (OT)

Occupational therapy helps children focus on and gain independence with their “occupations,” or daily activities in their natural environments, including home, school and community. We help them learn to do what they want and need to do through play. These activities will improve their coordination, attention, planning skills, fine motor skills and organization so they are able to complete tasks such as focusing on schoolwork, self-feeding, writing and getting dressed in a more efficient way. 

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Feeding aversions
  • Visual processing
  • Sensory integration
  • Motor planning
  • Self-care
  • Post-concussion
  • Problem solving
Speech therapy (SLP)

We provide speech-language therapy services that encompass feeding, social/pragmatics, receptive/expressive language skills, memory/cognition and speech intelligibility to the pediatric population. Therapists work closely with parents on goal setting and establishing home education programs that are carried over weekly to encourage progress.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Language
  • Speech
  • Alternative/augmentative communication for non-verbal children and low intelligibility
  • Swallowing
  • Feeding aversions
  • Stuttering
  • Voice
  • Mutism
  • Apraxia
  • Auditory processing
  • Literacy
  • Memory

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