Expert Spinal Cord Care
Why Choose ChildServe?
ChildServe has one of the only two board-certified pediatric rehab doctors in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil“Dr. Fred,” as many ChildServe kids call him, provides expert rehabilitation and medical management of children with special healthcare needs. As the only board-certified pediatric rehabilitation doctor in Iowa, Dr. Fred’s years of experience and knowledge in pediatric care are a valuable resource., MD, who treats children in the inpatient and outpatient programs.
accreditations in pediatrics, brain injury, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Who We Serve
A traumatic event
Infectious diseases such as Meningitis or Encephalitis
Complications of spinal surgery
Spinal cord strokes or aortic aneurysm
We Know Kids
Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide healthcare designed for the developmental needs of children and young adults. The pediatric rehab experts in our Spinal Cord Injury program have specialized knowledge and skills to help kids and young adults with spinal cord injuries heal. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make kids feel comfortable, safe, and inspired.
Expert Medical Care
We Care about Families
Our Team of Pediatric Specialists
Licensed Practical Nurse
Certified Pediatric Nurse
Internal Medicine Specialist
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive this service?
Our Spinal Cord Injury program serves children who are leaving an acute-care hospital, but continue to require medical and therapy services. ChildServe provides high-quality healthcare for children and young adults (birth through 21 years old) who have experienced a complete or incomplete spinal cord injury at any cervical, thoracic, lumbar level.
Causes of injury often include:
- A traumatic event
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Transverse Myelitis
- Infectious diseases such as Meningitis or Encephalitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Complications of spinal surgery
- Spinal cord strokes or aortic aneurysm
- Other myelopathies
- Congenital malformation of the spine such as spina bifida
In addition to all of our inpatient rehabilitation services (link to inpatient rehab), ChildServe’s specialty rehabilitation team can also treat and support conditions that are commonly seen with spinal cord injuries:
- Ventilator and tracheostomy, including parent and patient training
- Weaning from a ventilator (excluding phrenic nerve pacing)
- Spasticity management
- Pressure ulcer prevention and management
- Splinting and positioning to manage and prevent contractures & pressure ulcers
- Assisted mobility and wheelchair training
- Neurogenic bowel and bladder management and training
- Pain management
- Specialty nutritional needs
- Swallowing and feeding (dysphagia)
- Management and training following augmentations/surgeries
How are referrals made?
To make a referral or request information, call our Access Specialist at 515-331-8106, or email email@example.com.
How are services authorized and funded?
Program costs are authorized and funded through commercial insurance and Iowa Medicaid. Specific fees will be discussed during the intake/admission process.
Where are services provided?
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation services are offered as part of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at ChildServe within our Johnston location.
When are services provided?
Spinal Cord Injury services are available inpatient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.