The Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services are comprised of an integrated group of specialists and generalists who care for children with disabilities and chronic complex conditions across the continuum. We promote the health, well-being and quality of life for children with functional limitations related to congenital or acquired conditions, in a team-based model of value-driven healthcare.

We have outpatient clinics in Salt Lake City and Riverton, as well as regional outreach clinics. Depending on the complexity of each child's and family needs, we provide the following services:

  • Rehabilitation Program for general rehabilitation needs.
  • Comprehensive Care Program for children with chronic, complex medical conditions.

Our team of providers can help determine which program is best for you.

Mission:

To direct and deliver the highest value comprehensive medical and rehabilitative care to maximize the health, function, quality of life, and well-being of children with disabilities and their families.

Vision:

To be the premier provider of the highest value pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation care through the provision of compassionate, coordinated, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary care from infancy through early adulthood.

Values:

We strive to deliver high-value, team-based, state-of-the-art health care for children with disabilities and chronic complex conditions, in partnerships with parents and providers. We value respectful, efficient, goal-directed care that is rendered compassionately and innovatively across the continuum.

Contact Us

801-213-3599

Schedule an Appointment

801-662-1000

Urgent After Hours

801-213-7600

Prescription Refill Request Fax Number

801-587-7539

All other Faxes

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Program delivers state-of-the-art, inpatient and outpatient care for children with disabilities and functional limitations, with an emphasis on promoting strength, mobility, self-care, communication, and socialization with an emphasis on fostering family integration, quality of life and community participation. From diagnosis to management, our team of pediatric rehabilitation providers deliver integrated and individualized care that is goal-directed and outcomes driven.

We care for children with:

  • Spasticity
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Congenital and acquired disorders of the spinal cord
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Functional impairments related to a variety of conditions

Services:

  • Outpatient assessment, medical management, and care coordination services, at the request of and in collaboration with primary care providers
  • Inpatient consultations for children with complex medical and psychosocial needs, in collaboration with primary care providers, subspecialists, hospitalists and care coordinators
  • Inpatient consultations with care conferences to generate interdisciplinary care plans and transition between levels of care across the continuum (care in hospitals, congregate care settings, home, and communities)
  • Education for parents and providers, including links to community and web-based resources
  • Coordination of referrals and medical appointments
  • Advocacy with insurers, schools and community services
  • Support for advanced care planning, particularly for children with life-limiting conditions
  • Guidance with transition and guardianship issues as children approach adulthood

Clinic Support

Baclofen Pump Nurse Coordinators:

  • Katie Larson, RN
  • Katie Byrge, RN
  • Sarah Hokanson, RN

Email: ped.baclofen@hsc.utah.edu

Contact Us

801-213-3599

For appointments at Eccles Outpatient Services Building at Primary Children's Hospital
and/or Riverton Clinic between the hours of 8 to 5 Mon-Fri. Choose option for scheduling
or medical questions, then option for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

801-662-1000

Urgent after hours medical questions, contact the Primary Children's Hospital operator
and request to speak to the Rehabilitaion Provider on call.

801-213-7736

Baclofen Clinic Support

801-213-7600

Prescription Refill/Request Fax Number

801-587-7539

For all other faxes

Common Questions

Q: What is the difference between pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation and rehabilitation therapy?

A: A physiatrist is a medical doctor (MD or DO) who has completed specialized training in pediatrics and in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR). A physiatrist can diagnose and treat conditions associated with functional limitations and disabilities, and prescribes medications and rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Pediatric physiatrists work with children and their families to create care goal-directed care plans.

Rehabilitation therapies typically include the services of physical therapy (PT) to promote strength, coordination and mobility; occupational therapy (OT) to address fine motor skills and self-care activities, and speech-language therapy (SLP) to address language, communication and cognition. These therapists deliver treatments under the direction of medical doctors. There are, however, areas of overlap; for example, OT and SLP partner to provide feeding therapies, and PT and OT collaborate in choosing adaptive devices such as wheelchairs to promote function and mobility.

Q: I think my child needs Botox injections, how do I schedule with a physiatrist?

A: Your child’s primary care or other healthcare provider can make a referral to a physiatrist for an assessment of his/her spasticity and to design an overall plan of care, which may include rehabilitation therapies, botulinum or other injections, systemic medications, surgeries or a combination of approaches.  

Q: Will my insurance pay for my visit/treatment?

A: Our prior authorization team works to obtain authorization before your scheduled appointment. Some medications may not be covered, however, we will notify you if authorization is not available. 

Justin Alvey, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Dr. Alvey received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He completed his Pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital/ University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Alvey is an experienced general pediatrician who practiced in the community for over 15 years prior to joining the Faculty at the Univ... Read More

Specialties:

General Pediatrics

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic
801-213-3599
University Hospital
Pediatrics, Clinic 6
801-581-2205

Christine Aubert, PA-C

Christine Aubert received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, Georgia in 2017. She completed her undergraduate education in Biology at the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently supporting the Pediatric Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah as Physicia... Read More

Jennifer N. Brinton, MD

Dr. Brinton cares for children as a general pediatrician at South Davis Community Hospital and a Hospitalist at Primary Children’s Medical Center. She has a special interest in disease prevention, child advocacy and the comprehensive care of children with special healthcare needs. Dr. Brinton graduated from the University Of Utah School Of Medici... Read More

Specialties:

General Pediatrics

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital 801-662-3645
South Davis Community Hospital 801-295-2361

Sarah Butts, PA

Sarah Butts is a Physician Assistant (PA-C) who completed her graduate training at Tufts University School of Medicine in 2015. She completed her post-baccalaureate premedical coursework at Johns Hopkins University having first received a BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, with a minor in Spanish. Sarah has a strong researc... Read More

Shane C. Dangerfield, MD

Shane Dangerfield, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah where he serves as a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist in the Comprehensive Care Program. Dr. Dangerfield received his undergraduate education in Biochemistry at the University of Utah and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University... Read More

Specialties:

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Rehabilitation

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic
801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton

Michael M. Green, DO

Dr. Michael Green is currently an assistant professor (Clinical) of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Dept of Pediatrics with adjunct in PMR), School of Medicine, University of Utah. At the University of Utah adult PMR clinic he manages the rehabilitation needs of adults with childhood onset disabilities. This clinic specializes in the transi... Read More

Specialties:

Cancer Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Pediatric Spasticity Management, Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Spasticity Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
Primary Children's Hospital
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
801-581-2267

Caroline Hagedorn, APRN, PNP, MSN

Caroline Hagedorn, RN, CPNP graduated from Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2009. She entered into her first position as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner shortly after graduation and remains a part of the Department of Pediatrics/ Division of General Pediatrics. Since joining the Department in 2009, she has worked closely with Dr. Murphy both at Sout... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Colby Hansen, MD

Patient Rating:

4.4

4.4 out of 5

Dr. Hansen is an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from medical school with honors from the University of Iowa and completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Hansen’s clinical interests are in amputee r... Read More

Kilby S. Mann, MD

Dr. Mann received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She then completed her Pediatric residency at Rush University and her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Washington.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Utah in the division of Pediatric Physi... Read More

Colleen Marty, MD

Dr. Colleen Marty received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed a Pediatric residency at the University of Utah, and completed a Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Kansas/Children’s Mercy Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in Palliative Medicine. Currentl... Read More

Nancy A. Murphy, MD, FAAP, FAAPMR

Nancy Murphy, MD, FAAP, FAAPMR is a Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Since joining the faculty in 2001, she has been the Medical Director of the Pediatric Transi... Read More

Specialties:

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic
801-213-3599
South Davis Community Hospital 801-295-2361

Allison Oki, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Dr. Oki is an attending physician at Primary Children’s Medical Center where she manages rehabilitation needs of children with neurologic conditions. At the University of Utah, Dr. Oki manages the rehabilitation needs of adults with childhood onset disabilities. This clinic offers continuity between the pediatric and adult rehabilitation systems.... Read More

Specialties:

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, EMG, Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Pediatric Spasticity Management, Spasticity Management

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599
Primary Children's Hospital
School of Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
801-581-2267

Teresa L. Such-Neibar, DO

Dr. Teresa Such-Neibar is a pediatric rehabilitation physician at Primary Children’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division, and adjunct faculty member for the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She complet... Read More

Specialties:

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Traumatic Brain Injury

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
Primary Children's Hospital
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Utah Department of Health
University Developmental Assessment Clinic
801-213-3599
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 North Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Map
Appointments
801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 3773 West 12600 South, 3rd Floor
Riverton, UT 84065
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Appointments
801-213-3599
Primary Children's Hospital 100 North Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Map
South Davis Community Hospital 701 South 400 East
Bountiful, UT 84010
801-295-2361