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Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Contact Us 
    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at:
    Phone: 814-472-3936

    Fax: 814-472-3905

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    Welcome to the DiSepio Institute Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, located on the ground floor of the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness on the campus of Saint Francis University!  With a full range of professionals and facilities, resources not commonly found in rural or remote areas, our Pediatric Rehabilitation Program can offer services WITHOUT requiring families to travel to a large metropolitan area.  With easy access, flexible appointment times, and ample parking, the DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation Pediatric Program is ready to serve you and your child!

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Individualized Treatments and Specialized Services

    The DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation is committed to providing individualized and effective care for our patients. We offer a variety of services for children from birth to 21 years of age.  Individualized treatment plans are designed based on a child’s specific needs and goals.

    Throughout the therapy process, our staff will work with parents/caregivers to educate them on ways to play with their child and promote healthy parent/caregiver-child relationships.  The center offers specialized pediatric services including: serial casting, concussion management, and feeding programs.   In addition to traditional pediatric care, the center features a Toy Lending Library.

  • Children who may benefit from physical and occupational therapy include, but are not limited to, those with:

    • Physical injury and/or disability
    • Neurological, sensory, or visual impairment
    • Developmental Delays
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Delayed fine motor skills
    • Delayed gross motor skills
    • Difficulties with motor planning and coordination
    • Torticollis
    • Idiopathic and neurological toe walking
    • Feeding difficulties
    • Concussion
    • Sports injuries
  • Experienced Staff

    Our staff of physical and occupational therapists have extensive experience providing pediatric care in school-based, home health, and outpatient settings.  We are committed to providing our clients with the best care possible by keeping up-to-date on current research regarding pediatric rehabilitation practice.  Our staff includes:

    Kara L. Kobal, PT, DPT, PCS, ATC, ATRIC: Dr. Kobal earned a Doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Pittsburgh.  She has worked in acute care, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, home health, and school-based physical therapy.  She is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist and a Saint Francis University faculty member.

    Jennifer M. Misiura, MOT, OTR/L: Ms. Misiura earned a Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Saint Francis University.  She has over 10 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and has worked with a variety of patients across the age spectrum in several different settings.  Jennifer is currently active in the following areas: outpatient, acute care, home health, and skilled nursing facilities.  She has a special interest in pediatric feeding therapy.  Jennifer is also an adjunct instructor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Saint Francis University.

    Julie M. Nagle, MOT, OTR/L: Ms. Nagle earned a Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Saint Francis University, where she is a faculty member.  She has experience in pediatrics, school-based therapy, in-patient and out-patient rehab, and skilled nursing.  She has completed several hours of CE credits in pediatrics.

    Accessibility

    We make every effort to accommodate your schedule and will initiate treatment as early as possible to expedite the rehabilitation process.  Our facility is handicapped accessible, offers free parking, and provides a convenient drop-off area just steps from our front door.

    Communication

    We will keep your doctor informed with updates on your child's progress.  We are committed to working with you and your physician to ensure that your child receives the best care possible.

    Pre-Certification

    A physician referral is most often required before any services can be provided.  A physician must specify the patient's diagnosis and type of services being requested.  Our staff will assist you in the pre-certification process for the delivery of services, but we cannot guarantee insurance approval.  We do participate with most private insurances.