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.
Cincinnati Children’s has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our inpatient rehabilitation and pediatric specialty care programs since 1997, for our brain injury program since 2015, and for our cancer and pain programs since 2018.
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|
|*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.