Guidelines For Ill Children

Many parents have questions about when their child should stay home or attend therapy. We want our patients to be in therapy as much as possible, but if they are sick, sessions will not be productive. Please use your best judgment and these guidelines to make the decision.

  1. If your child has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, the child must stay home from therapy for 24 HOURS AFTER the temperature returns to normal.
  2. If your child has had diarrhea or has vomited, the child must stay home from therapy for 24 HOURS AFTER the last episode.
  3. If your child has pink eye, he or she must be on medication for 48 HOURS prior to returning to therapy.
  4. If your child has a rash of unknown cause, please check with your family physician before returning to therapy.
  5. If lice are found on your child, he or she is not to return to therapy until 24 hours after the first treatment of a product such as Rid or Nix. Please be aware of this problem, as it spreads quickly.
  6. Children with chicken pox are excluded from therapy for a minimum of seven days after the first appearance of rash. The crust must all be dry.
  7. A child who appears to have impetigo is excluded from therapy immediately and until he or she is under medical treatment.