SODR inpatient rehabilitation criteria

Admission criteria


Requires medical and nursing care

Requires two or more professional services

Medically stable and demonstrates readiness for rehab


Exclusion Criteria


  • Behavioural or active psychiatric issues (e.g. psychosis) limiting client’s ability to participate in rehab
  • Drug/alcohol dependency


Types of conditions

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Neuromuscular disorders (e.g. Guillian Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis)
  • Post-operative orthopedic care (including post-selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery)
  • Orthopedic trauma (without associated acquired brain injury)
  • Complex wound management
  • Burns
  • Complex epilepsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complications of prematurity
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Chronic pain (lasting past three months - see Get Up and Go persistent pediatric pain service)


Post-operative information for families

Information pamphlet about inpatient admission after orthopedic surgery

Getting families home together: what to expect in specialized orthopedic rehabilitation