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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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Physical rehabilitation center in Lake Worth, Florida

We’re here to help you recover after an injury, surgery or other health condition.

That means not only reducing pain and dysfunction, but restoring your independence and preventing further injury. At the Outpatient Therapy Center at HCA Florida JFK Hospital, we are uniquely equipped to help you achieve these goals. Our rehabilitation specialists collaborate with you and your physician to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and capabilities. From specialized therapies to nutrition and healthcare counseling, we provide one-on-one professional help that puts you on the road to recovery and wellness.

Complete recovery and rehabilitation services

Our outpatient therapy center offers rehabilitation programs and therapies to help you recover and improve your quality of life after a surgery, injury or medical diagnosis. Some of our services include:

  • Balance and vestibular (inner ear) rehabilitation program
  • Cancer recovery and wellness program
  • Cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Rehabilitation and exercise for patients with fibromyalgia
  • Speech therapy
  • Stroke rehabilitation program
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy

Fibromyalgia fitness program

If you've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, our rehabilitation specialists will customize a six-week plan of care for your physician to review. It consists of relaxation techniques, nutrition and behavioral modifications, an education series and Pilates movement therapy, which allows you to increase energy and endurance while reducing pain and improving overall function.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by persistent musculoskeletal pain and tenderness. Patients with fibromyalgia may experience additional symptoms, such as sleep problems, fatigue and memory issues.

Lymphedema program

At our movement therapy center, therapists certified in lymphedema assessment and treatment provide lymphatic drainage massage techniques, medical compression extremity wrapping and therapeutic exercise to stimulate lymph fluid.

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is characterized by swelling in the extremities, generally in one of the arms or legs. It is believed to be caused when damage occurs to the lymph nodes.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy can make a significant difference in your results if you've experienced physical difficulties because of arthritis, acute and/or chronic orthopedic pain, amputation, hand injuries, burns and wounds, neurological dysfunction and cumulative trauma disorders.

Our occupational therapists can help you regain independence through progressive activities and exercises that build fitness and functional capabilities. We wholeheartedly look forward to helping you and your loved ones achieve the necessary movements and abilities to thrive in daily life.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

At our rehabilitation program, you will have direct access to comprehensive orthopedic services to restore normal strength, motion and flexibility; reduce pain; and prevent recurrence of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders.

We use advanced techniques and work with your physician to develop a personalized care plan. You can feel confident in our care through our specialized assessment and treatment of:

  • Ergonomic and work-site assessment
  • Injuries of the shoulder, knee, spine, hip, wrist, hand, elbow, foot and ankle
  • Injury prevention
  • Musculoskeletal problems, including sports-related and occupational injuries
  • Spinal injuries

Our highly trained rehabilitation staff is certified in advanced manual therapy/mobilization treatment techniques of the spine and offer various educational programs about spine care.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is often needed following an orthopedic injury or surgery and aids in strengthening and rehabilitation. This treatment can encompass a range of therapeutic techniques, including physical movements and manipulations, stretches, exercises, massages and heat therapies.

Our rehabilitation staff provides physical therapy as one step in our complete continuum of care, with the ultimate goal of increasing a range of motion and stability.

Speech therapy

Our certified speech-language pathologists will develop a customized treatment plan for you if you have lost functionality in the areas of speech and language ability, comprehension (spoken or written word), voice projection or swallowing.

Speech therapy is often used for patients recovering from a stroke and can reteach individuals proper speech or new methods of communication moving forward.

Accent reduction programs are also available.

Vestibular therapy

The balance and vestibular rehabilitation program is designed to specifically help individuals suffering from dizziness and imbalance. Our physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists will assess your unique needs and develop a customized program that features training in compensatory strategies to relieve imbalance symptoms.

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