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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.


Specialized orthopedic and developmental rehab (SODR)

Providing care to clients from birth to age 18 with a variety of musculoskeletal, developmental or neuromotor conditions

The specialized orthopedic and developmental rehab (SODR) team provides care to clients from birth to age 18 with a variety of musculoskeletal, developmental or neuromotor conditions. Children and youth admitted to the SODR team have significant functional mobility and movement impairment related to the musculoskeletal system.

This program is set up to help families acquire the skills and support services they need to care for their children who transition to life in the community. It can also support clients who are admitted for rehabilitation (often post-surgical) to work through the process and become as independent as possible.

Our team offers inpatient, day patient and limited outpatient services.

We are now accepting referrals to our “Get Up and Go” persistent pediatric pain service, a collaboration with The Hospital for Sick Children. For more information about pain services see the right hand column.

SODR inpatient rehabilitation criteria

 Admission criteria

  • Requires medical and nursing care
  • Requires two or more professional services
  • Medically stable and demonstrated readiness for rehab

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Behavioural or active psychiatric issues (e.g. psychosis) limiting client’s ability to participate in rehab
  • Drug/alcohol dependency

Types of conditions

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Neuromuscular disorders (e.g. Guillian Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis)
  • Post-operative orthopedic care
  • Orthopedic trauma (without associated acquired brain injury)
  • Complex wound management
  • Burns
  • Complex epilepsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complications of prematurity
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Chronic pain (lasting longer than 3 months - see Get up and go: persistent pediatric pain service)