As the largest division of its kind in the United
States, the Divisions of Occupational and Physical
Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation are global leaders in the areas of evidence-based practice,
knowledge translation and improvement science related to the most effective
interventions for children and adolescents.
staff has translated the research findings on dozens of therapy-related interventions
and published results to share worldwide on the Cincinnati Children’s and
guideline.gov websites so that professionals, children and families around the
world can benefit from our work. Treatment options range from aquatic therapy to wheelchair assessment, fitting and training.
Our team of PhD-prepared clinician researchers conduct clinically relevant and innovative research on interventions that make a difference in the lives of children and their families. Our growing research capability illustrates our vision and commitment to finding interventions that are effective in the rehabilitation and habilitation of children and adolescents.
Cincinnati Children’s is actively invested in the
training and education of future therapists. Our OT/PT and RT divisions
annually train and mentor over 80 undergraduate and graduate students from
nearly 40 universities across the country.
Our student program is committed to
fostering professional competence and development of students at all levels of
education. Our residency programs include the first Occupational
Therapy residency program in the United States, which opened in 2012.
Within the Divisions of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation, our staff has worked with patients recovering from strokes, brachial plexus surgery, brain injuries and more. And since we know families find comfort in knowing they are not alone, Cincinnati Children's launched a storytelling project that records people talking, in their own words, about how Cincinnati Children's has somehow touched their lives.
While no two patients face the same medical journey the same way, their stories of inspiration and hope may resonate with you.