Pediatric and Adolescent Rehab

Specialized orthopedic rehabilitation

Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center Pediatric Rehabilitation At Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center, we offer the largest pediatric musculoskeletal program in South Carolina and the only specialized pediatric orthopedic rehabilitation facility in the Midlands.

We feature equipment engineered specifically to fit children, and our therapists are dedicated to caring for young adults and kids.

Effective and fun for all ages, our pediatric providers care for children from birth to age eight, and our youth rehab team skillfully treats patients from nine to 17.

Youth therapy conditions and treatments include:

  • Growth plate injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Back or neck pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Painful flat feet
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Care after fracture or surgery
  • Gait deficits
  • Knee pain
  • Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS)
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sacroiliac joint (SI) pain

Backpack safety

Follow the tips in this video from youth physical therapist Jennifer Vaughan and assure your child is wearing their backpack correctly to avoid potential back injuries.


Our research team works closely with the rehabilitation team to select or design effective treatment plans for specific diagnoses. Our care is always evolving and we are committed to providing you with the best techniques. With multiple locations in Columbia and across the Midlands region of South Carolina, our pediatric and youth physical and occupational rehabilitation therapy programs are designed around your specific needs.

Meet our therapy team

Dorothy Atkinson, OT

Keri Davis, PT

Amber Gadow, PT

Jennifer Gilbert, OT

Ashlynn Koon, PT

Pamela Olenchuk, PT

Kristen Stoia, PT

Abbey Sullivan, PT

Jennifer Vaughan, PT

Cathy Cagney, PTA

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