UF Health Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Prudential Drive

UF Health Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Prudential Drive
841 Prudential Drive
Suite 1900
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Physicians and staff of UF Health Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation evaluate and treat children diagnosed with:

  • Balance issues
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Developmental coordination disorders
  • Gait issues/toe walking
  • Muscle tone abnormalities
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Prematurity
  • Spasticity and movement disorders
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Torticollis

SMART Clinic

The Spasticity Management and Rehabilitation Team (SMART), a collaboration between the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Rehabilitation, offers a team of medical specialists who work together to treat spasticity and other movement disorders in children. Following comprehensive evaluation by the clinic team, each family will receive an individualized care plan for their child. Goals are to increase mobility, function, independence, and reduce pain. SMART team members include:

  • Board-certified pediatric rehabilitation medicine physiatrists and advanced-practice nurses who specialize in pediatric rehabilitation medicine
  • Pediatric physical therapists and occupational therapists
  • Social workers

Treatment Options:

  • Oral medications
  • Botox and phenol Injections for spasticity
  • Baclofen pump consultation and management
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy referral
  • Orthotics and serial casting referral
  • Coordination with pediatric neurosurgeons for selective dorsal rhizotomy evaluation
  • Coordination with pediatric orthopedic surgeons

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Accepted Insurance

UF Health Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Prudential Drive accepts most commercial insurance plans and many PPO plans. Click here to learn more.


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  • Louise Z. Spierre, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Pediatrics; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Christine Thorogood, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
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