Rehabilitation Medicine

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at ChildServe

ChildServe's Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine program provides specialty care for children with complex medical issues such as traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, vent dependency, burns, complications of prematurity, and developmental delays.

Fred Klingbeil, MD Meet Dr. Fred Klingbeil

Fred Klingbeil, MD, is the only board-certified pediatric physiatrist practicing in the state of Iowa. He serves as Medical Director of ChildServe's Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine program. Dr. Klingbeil is a renowned expert in the field of pediatric rehabilitation medicine. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University and completed his residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. His extensive authorships, panel and presentation experience includes providing clinical education at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Our Team

Our dynamic and talented multidisciplinary rehabilitation team helps children heal, rehabilitate and live a great life. ChildServe’s team of professionals includes our pediatric physiatrist, nurse practitioner, rehabilitation therapists (PT, OT, SP), rehabilitation nurses, respiratory therapists, child life specialist, and support staff.  We are CARF-accredited in outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation with specialties in pediatrics and brain injury.

Our Services

ChildServe's Pediatric Rehabiliation Medicine team cares for children in hospitals, in ChildServe’s inpatient rehabilitation unit, outpatient therapy service, and in the community by helping to:

  • Address the present and projected impact of the child’s disabling disorders.
  • Identify, manage, and monitor the child's associated issues, impairments, disabilities, and environmental factors.
  • Establish objectives and coordinate and direct comprehensive plans.    
  • Determine, prescribe, and acquire the child’s braces, wheelchairs, and other needed durable medical equipment.
  • Survey the child's homes, schools, and other environments for accessibility.
  • Determine, prescribe, and monitor the child’s therapies.
  • Provide family education.
  • Promote communication and interaction between the children’s healthcare providers, teachers, and coaches.
  • Prescribe medications and modalities as needed.