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At VRH, you are at the center of our coordinated care system, where efficient, effective services are tailored to your needs by providers you know and trust.

Our staff strives to provide compassionate, affordable, high quality care in our community.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services


243 Elm St
Claremont, NH 03743


Mon-Fri: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm





We offer outpatient services for children birth-21 years of age. Our Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists work with your child and your family for a comprehensive evaluation and assessment to create a personalized rehabilitation program to meet your needs and goals.

We work with your child to:

  • Increase mobility and function
  • Enhance participation in the community and at home
  • Improve quality of life for children with developmental delays and specials needs
  • Build strength, improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and posture through play
  • Optimize development and independence
  • Support the use of adaptive technology and assistive devices
  • Advance fine motor skills required for daily activities
  • Behavior modification through coping strategies, sensory integration and adaptive strategies
  • Improve participation in age appropriate dressing, grooming, play, and self feeding skills
  • Developmental Delays, such as late talkers.
  • Voice and communication disorders or difficulty producing speech sounds, so that they can express themselves clearly.
  • Loss of language and speech skills after a stroke or due to other medical conditions such as Cleft Palate, Down syndrome, etc.

Can My Child Benefit from Physical Therapy (PT) or Occupational Therapy (OT)?

We provide specialized treatment for children with a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Low Tone
  • Torticollis
  • Post-surgical orthopedics

If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss a plan for your child, please contact our Rehab department at (603) 542-1878.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Team

Felicia Gilcris, DPT
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2013
Areas of practice focus:Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services
Location: Rehabilitation Services
Cathy M. Shidlovsky, CCC-SLP
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 1985
Areas of practice focus:Inpatient Rehab, Rehabilitation Services, Speech Therapy
Location: Speech-Language Pathology
Erin McGeggen - occupational therapist LSVT BIG Provider Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont NH
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2021
Areas of practice focus:Inpatient Rehab, LSVT BIG® Movement Program for Parkinson’s Disease, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Services