Inpatient Rehabilitation
Functional Independence Restoration Program

Inpatient Rehabilitation for Children with Chronic Pain

The Functional Independence Restoration Program (FIRST) is one of the country’s only comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation programs for children whose severe, chronic pain is preventing them from enjoying a good quality of life.

In collaboration with the Pain Management Center, we help patients learn more about their condition, develop coping skills, recondition their bodies and transition back into their lives. As one of the only CARF-accredited pediatric pain rehabilitation programs in the world, we are dedicated to helping your child live their life to the fullest. 

Learn more about the Functional Independence Restoration Program (FIRST), including what to expect during your visit and how we'll support you and your family throughout the stay.

2023 Pain Rehabilitation Outcomes

Tracking outcomes and statistics of inpatient pediatric rehabilitation patients and sharing this information with our families is an important part of how we work to continually improve care. It is our hope that this results in a better quality of life for you and your child.

Number of Patient Admitted 24
Average Number of Days in Program 21.6
Ages Served 10-18
*Average Number of Therapeutic Intervention Hours Per Scheduled Therapy Day 4.5
Percent of Patients Discharged Home (some patients discharged to acute care for further cancer treatment) 75%
Percent of Patients Able to Return to Leisure Activities by 90 Days 88%
Family Satisfaction (all 9’s and 10’s) 100%
Percent of Patients Who Were Able to Maintain or Improve Function While in Program 100%

*Therapeutic intervention is defined as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy and psychology.