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Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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Rehabilitation services in Port Charlotte, Florida

At HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital, we are dedicated to helping you recover from a medical condition or surgery so you can perform daily activities and resume your active life. 

We provide physical, occupational and speech therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our inpatient rehabilitation services take place at our hospital, and our outpatient rehabilitation center is off-site.

Conditions treated with therapy and rehabilitation

Our rehabilitation services accommodate the unique needs of patients of all ages. 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 physical therapy and rehabilitation services

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.

Inpatient rehabilitation

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.

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.

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.

Outpatient rehabilitation

Our outpatient rehabilitation services allow you to recover at home and travel to our clinic for treatment sessions, which usually last between 30 minutes to an hour. Depending on your specific needs, your rehabilitation specialist will design a flexible plan to rejuvenate your physical capability, endurance, flexibility and strength.

Our outpatient rehab program also offers specialized services, including aquatic therapy, balance and vestibular rehabilitation and voice therapy.

Work-related injury recovery

If you are unable to return to work due to a work-related injury, we can help. We help patients with work-related injury complications, such as failed back syndrome, chemical dependency and severe deconditioning. Additionally, the interdisciplinary team from our occupational medicine program can evaluate your functionality and ability to return to work.

Our outpatient rehabilitation center's location

Our outpatient rehabilitation center (Fawcett Sports & Rehab Services) is not located on our hospital's main campus.

Our address is:

3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 11
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Multidisciplinary rehabilitative care

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

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

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