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Inpatient physical rehabilitation

Inpatient physical rehabilitation provides intense, daily treatment and physician services for people who need 24-hour help while they recover from surgery or conditions such as strokes.

Inpatient physical rehabilitation services in Port Charlotte, Florida

At HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital, we are dedicated to helping you recover from a medical condition or surgery.

Our inpatient rehabilitation program offers comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients requiring a coordinated intensive therapy approach. We have 20 beds dedicated to our inpatient rehabilitation unit on the second floor of our hospital.

Conditions treated with inpatient therapy and rehabilitation

Our rehabilitation services accommodate the your unique needs. Our staff treats and manages the following conditions through a combination of therapies:

  • Amputations
  • Back pain
  • Brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Congenital deformities
  • Degenerative joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, polyneuropathy, muscular dystrophy, stroke and Parkinson’s disease
  • Physically debilitating injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or seronegative arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Surgical recoveries, such as from orthopedic or spine surgery
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries

Our inpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services

Inpatient rehabilitation admission

You may request your physician or caseworker initiate a referral to our program. Patients may also be admitted from home, assisted living facilities, doctors' offices, community skilled nursing facilities or after an inpatient hospitalization.

A rehabilitation specialist will perform an assessment before admission either personally, by medical chart review or both. You must be medically stable, willing and able to participate actively and responsive to verbal or visual stimuli. You must have a pre-morbid condition that indicates a potential for rehabilitation and a reasonable expectation for improvement.

Rehabilitative services are covered by Medicare and may be covered by other insurances if you meet admission criteria. To refer someone to our inpatient rehab, please call us at (941) 624-8070.

About our inpatient rehabilitation program

Our inpatient rehabilitation facility is designed to provide ongoing care so that you can recover from life-altering physical and neurological conditions. After your evaluation period, you, your family and your interdisciplinary team will establish a rehabilitation plan. Your schedule will include two or more therapy sessions for a minimum of three hours of therapy per day. This treatment plan may be reevaluated as needed.

Additionally, we facilitate team conferences where everyone involved in your recovery can get together, ask questions and make suggestions regarding your treatment. We also encourage family participation in program events, such as education, training sessions and recreational activities.

Multidisciplinary rehabilitative care

The rehabilitation staff at our hospital have advanced certifications. Our clinicians' skills and knowledge are continually updated through education courses.

We believe in a total approach to rehabilitation, which includes a combination of therapies and techniques to help you get back your quality of life.

Our rehabilitation team

Our rehabilitation team includes:

  • Athletic trainers
  • Chaplin
  • Consulting physicians
  • Dietitian
  • Hand therapists
  • Licensed and/or board-certified physical therapists
  • Lymphedema therapist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiatrist (doctor of rehabilitation medicine)
  • Recreational therapists
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social worker
  • Speech-language pathologist