St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is a pioneer in the field of pediatric tramautic brain injury (TBI) treatment and research.
Home to New York City’s first certified TBI program for children established more than 20 years ago, St. Mary’s treats patients from infancy to young adults with cognitive and physical disabilities related to an injury to the brain from an accident, illness, infection, cancer or stroke. Neuro-rehab works toward reintegrating children with a TBI back into the community while focusing on meeting patients’ goals to improve or manage their conditions.
TBI Treatment That’s Comprehensive—and Compassionate
Comprised of neuropsychology, physiatry, physical and occupational therapy, in collaboration with nursing, therapeutic recreation, speech/language pathology, respiratory therapy and social work, this truly dynamic program combines an interdisciplinary team of caring professions with cutting-edge technology to help accelerate recovery.
In fact, no other single facility has all of the comprehensive, sophisticated equipment St. Mary’s does—all under one roof. This includes state-of-the-art technology made possible through the support of the New York City Council:
The Erigo tilt table
Provides lower extremity passive stepping while in an upright position, which allows early upright weight bearing to reduce the effects of immobility following injury.
Provides robotic-assisted walking therapy and is the next phase of recovery for patients with mobility impairment. It incorporates software and video game technology to motivate patients.
Provides spring-assisted arm/hand rehabilitation using software programs and virtual-reality gaming technology.
Navigated brain stimulation device provides noninvasive brain mapping to show whether there are pathways available from the brain to the arms and legs that may allow improved movement with therapy. Pre- and post-testing captures neural progress and changes from the impact of robotics and therapy.
St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
29-01 216th Street
Bayside, NY 11360