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About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Pediatric Rehabilitation, we offer comprehensive consultation and outpatient rehabilitation services for children in Columbia, Lexington and across the Midlands region of South Carolina.

Currently under construction, the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Center will be the state's first acute inpatient rehabilitation center solely for children and adolescents. Once open, our children and adolescents and their families needing these intensive rehabilitation services will no longer have to leave South Carolina.

Pediatric physiatrist Colleen A. Wunderlich, MD, MSc, is the medical director of the center. Wunderlich specializes in functional ability, offering medications, therapies and programs to restore skills and mobility to children and adolescents facing temporary or permanent disabilities and loss of function. Our goal is to develop a pediatric rehabilitation continuum of care to provide a seamless transition across different levels of care settings.

Our services

Conditions we treat and manage include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multi-trauma
  • Neuromuscular disorders (muscular dystrophies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, spinal muscular atrophy, etc.)
  • Pediatric stroke
  • Spasticity and dystonia management (Botox and intrathecal baclofen pump management)
  • Spina bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Other physical disabilities or deconditioning
  • Acquired brain and spinal cord conditions such as:
    • Brain or spinal cord tumors
    • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
    • Other encephalitis
    • Transverse myelitis
    • Guillain Barre
    • Meningitis
    • Tumors
    • Other brain or spinal cord associated infections or inflammation

We also accept outpatient referrals for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, brain and spinal cord injuries and conditions, spasticity management, neuromuscular disorders, spina bifida and other physical disabilities.

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is now Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.