Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Hospital for Special Surgery Blog Tour

When I first held our little Booper in my arms I dreamed of each of the milestones I would watch him accomplish as he grew. As time passed he had his first smiles, first words, and many other first time experiences. I was always talking with other parents and reading anything I could get my hands on, because I wanted to make sure our son was developmentally on schedule. When the Booper wasn't walking by his first birthday I started to worry that maybe something was wrong. At his one year check up, I talked with his pediatrician about my concerns with him not walking. His doctor assured me he was right on track, and every child reaches their milestones on their own time frame he was doing all the things he should be.

Our pediatrician encourages us to keep an open conversation going with any concerns about the Booper's health and development. I recommend finding a doctor who listens to your concerns and never rushes you out with out validating your concerns. Having an open and honest relationship with your doctor is the best way to care for your child. 
Before long our little guy was running through our house, climbing on everything, and now learning to jump with both feet off the ground! We have been fortunate to not need specialized care for the Booper, but not all children are born with disabilities or special needs unfortunately in life accidents can happen. When an accident happens that leaves a child in need of specialized care or even surgery, where do you turn for help?  I would start by asking our regular doctor, then research to find the experts that would be best able help our little guy. When it comes to finding the people I would want to care for our son, I wouldn't want anyone but the best. Just like any parent, right?


I was pleased to learn about the Hospital for Special Surgery. 
 When it comes to caring for your child the Hospital for Special Surgery is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. Located in New York City, the HSS recently opened the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children's Pavilion providing comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation giving care for both inpatient and outpatients from newborns to those 21 years of age. Their staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Boasting being the first hospital in New York state to receive the Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for three consecutive times and having one of the lowest infection rates in the country. 

 What the CA Technologies Rehab Center offers the patient.
The 7,000-square-foot CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center for pediatrics opened just last year, and includes the following:
  • A spacious physical therapy gym for children and adolescents.
  • Dedicated therapy rooms for sensory and fine motor skills.
  • Private evaluation treatment rooms.
  • Sensory Integration equipment that facilitates movement in space.
  • Pediatric elliptical machines and stationary bicycles specially designed for children's smaller frames.
  • Virtual reality software with innovative therapeutic routines for all levels of physical mobility. 
  • An equipment clinic that specializes in wheelchair and mobility needs. 
When it comes to caring for our children we want to make sure that every new technology is being used to help! Watch a tour of the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center below.

I'm thankful that our son hasn't had the need for surgery or specialized care up to this point. If the Booper would ever be in need of special care, I'm also glad to now know of the Hospital for Special Surgery. Finding the best care for the Booper is the most important thing to me, and I'm sure you feel the same about your children!
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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training, or exercise program.”

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