At Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS), we offer pediatric rehabilitation for orthopedic injuries and conditions, as well as for neurological and developmental disorders. 2014 Outcomes

Pediatric Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Our physical and occupational therapists evaluate and treat children for a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions, including sprains and strains, fractures, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, congenital abnormalities and more. Services include:

  • Injury management and rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Return to sport training
  • Strength, conditioning and agility programs
  • Crutch training

Pediatric Neurological and Outpatient Rehabilitation

STARS offers Occupational, Physical and Speech Language therapy services in an outpatient setting. Our specially trained therapists have experience working with children with a wide variety of congenital and acquired conditions. Our goal is to maximize each child’s potential to participate in age appropriate activities through the provision of education and high quality, comprehensive, family centered therapy services through a coordinated team approach.



STARS Pediatric JumpStart Program

  • Click Here to Download STARS JumpStart Program Brochure

STARS Jumpstart is a comprehensive program combining Occupational, Physical, and Speech Language therapies in a pre-school setting using early childhood developmental philosophies for children 2 years 6 months to 6 years of age. Therapy services are provided with an interdisciplinary approach using a functional neuro-developmental, sensory, and language based curriculum. Jumpstart meets 3 days per week for 3 hours per day providing intensive therapy with a 1:1 therapist to child ratio. 

Criteria for Participation In Jumpstart

  • To be eligible, children must be between the ages of 3 and 6 years old.
  • Children must demonstrate a need for the intensity of the program and qualify for all disciplines. (Occupational, Physical, and Speech Language Therapy.)
  • Children must be medically stable and able to participate in the intensive program without compromising their health or the health of other children.
  • Children must be able to participate in activities with peers without demonstrating injurious behaviors to themselves or peers.
  • Due to the nature of the program we are unable to accomodate children who have cortical visual impairments in addition to hearing impairments.

Process for placement in Jumpstart

When openings come available, children from the waiting list will be invited to attend a Jumpstart screening. During the screening process, therapists are assessing children’s needs and skills to determine if the level of intensity of the Jumpstart program is appropriate for the child. For more information please call 367-8282.


Pediatric Therapy and JumpStart Program include:

  • Developmental and Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic management and rehabilitation through a play based approach
  • Sensory Integration
  • Feeding and Swallowing assessment and intervention
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication assessment and intervention
  • Spasticity management from the rehabilitation perspective with a team approach
  • Canine Enhanced therapy
  • Wheelchair / seating, and medical equipment evaluation and management
  • Assistive device evaluation and management
  • Orthotics consultation
  • Family-centered education and training

Dog Therapy

The Meridian Pediatric Clinic has provided dog therapy services for seven years. The service, provided by the Dustin’s Paw organization, has two amazing therapy dogs. Click here to learn more. therapy-dogs-tiffany-and-diane