Our Physical Therapy department works with patients to help them develop or maintain maximum movement and ability. Our physical therapists perform various tests to determine the patient’s range of motion and muscle strength, and make recommendations for walkers, crutches and other durable medical equipment best suited to the child’s needs. For more information, please call 214-559-7790. 

Watch a video tour of our Physical Therapy department to learn more about the specialized services they provide. 

Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos of physical therapy stretches and exercises. 
Physical therapist helping patient with forearm crutches walk at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children


Our Occupational Therapy department teaches our patients to use specialized equipment and use their bodies in new ways that will help them with activities such as eating and dressing on their own. Children learn skills that will help them gain independence and prepare for living independently as an adult. Occupational therapists also assess patients’ development; evaluate motor skills, personal and social interaction, and language abilities; and make recommendations for wheelchairs. For more information, please call 214-559-7785.

Watch our Facebook Live video to learn more about occupational therapy for our hand patients. 

Visit our YouTube channel to take a tour of our Occupational Therapy department.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children occupational therapy patient in leg cast


Our hospital understands that the conditions facing our patients can be stressful. The Psychology department helps patients and their families deal with the stress constructively, offering individual and family counseling. The purpose of the Psychology department is to provide quality clinical care and promote healthy child development, despite the stress and demands associated with a health-related condition. Licensed psychologists and psychology trainees with expertise in pediatric psychology and behavioral health coordinate and participate in interdisciplinary health care, related teams, hospital committees and research. Direct clinical inpatient and outpatient services are provided to Scottish Rite Hospital patients, along with their families and caregivers.

Who We Serve

  • Scottish Rite Hospital patients are referred by medical staff and seen during clinic visits and inpatient hospitalizations, or as outpatients in the Psychology department.
  • Patients are referred for a number of reasons, including preoperative preparation and planning, education, adjustment related to new diagnoses and/or mental health needs.
  • In a given month, the Psychology department sees approximately 250 patients with nearly 60 new referrals each month. 
Training Opportunities
Our Psychology department offers predoctoral and postdoctoral training opportunities in psychology. All psychologists are also members of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Learn more about our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Pediatric psychologist talking with patient after surgery on leg injury at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children


The hospital’s on-site Radiology department assists physicians in providing the highest quality patient care. If your child’s orthopedic condition requires imaging, such as CT, MRI or X-ray, the hospital may be able to provide the imaging in the Radiology department, conveniently located in the clinic area. 

Our advanced imaging equipment includes a state-of-the-art CT scanner, a high field strength MRI scanner housed in the hospital’s Seay/Pickens MRI Center, ultrasound, low-dose digital fluoroscopy and multiple X-ray rooms and OR suites with computed radiography capabilities. The hospital’s PACS (picture archive and communication system) allows physicians, nurses and other medical staff to access your child’s medical images throughout the campus.

Scottish Rite Hospital is only the fourth hospital in Texas to employ an advanced imaging technology called EOS®, to be used in specific patient cases. The system produces long length images of the spine and lower extremities with significantly less radiation than is normally required using other imaging tools. There is also the additional capability of creating 3D images of the bony skeleton that can provide our surgeons a more complete review of a patient’s anatomy for treatment planning. Read more.

Below are some additional resources to prepare patients for their appointment with our Radiology department.
Radiology nurse high-fiving patient after X-rays were taken at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children


Traditionally known for prevention, injury management and rehabilitation in sports settings, athletic trainers have been expanding their presence into many new environments. These licensed health care professionals bring years of expertise to the clinic to enhance our sports medicine services at our North Campus in Plano.

We have athletic trainers on our team to evaluate and educate on diagnoses and treatment, including exercises. Unlike most health care professionals, the background of an athletic trainer includes sport-specific and position-specific training and care experience. This allows the provider to make clinical diagnoses and care recommendations, and the athletic trainer is able to help the family understand what this means for the athlete in their sport.
Athletic trainer wrapping football player's ankle with tape to prevent athletic injury


The Movement Science Laboratory at Scottish Rite Hospital is an integral part of the treatment of our patients. The team uses leading-edge technology to evaluate and identify movement to help our doctors make decisions about the best treatment options for the child. Learn more.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's Movement Science Laboratory using 3D motion-capture technology


Our Therapeutic Recreation department helps children who have a chronic medical condition or disability develop skills and knowledge needed to be involved in recreation and leisure activities. Learn more about the services and patient programs provided by our Therapeutic Recreation department.
Teenage boy in wheelchair playing in basketball league provided by the Therapeutic Recreation department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children


Child Life specialists focus on the social, emotional, developmental and educational needs of children and teenagers in the hospital setting. Learn more about the services that Scottish Rite Hospital's Child Life specialists provide to our patients and their families.
Child Life Specialist helping infant at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children