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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.


Physical rehabilitation center in Largo, Florida

When you need physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the Tampa Bay area, we are here to help.

Our physical therapy and rehabilitation goals at HCA Florida Largo Hospital are always the same — to return you to your family and community, easing your pain, promoting your mobility and function and advocating for a productive future. However, we understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to rehabilitation. That’s why we personalize your treatment plan and each of our programs is structured to meet your specific needs.

Conditions treated with rehabilitation

We provide rehabilitative care for a wide range of health conditions as well as after various surgical procedures, such as:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery, including joint replacement surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Multiple orthopedic traumas
  • Neurological conditions, including stroke

Our rehabilitation services

Our hospital provides access to inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to ensure you receive the type of care that's right for you. 

Inpatient rehabilitation services

We have been providing inpatient rehabilitation services in the Largo community for 20 years. Our inpatient rehabilitation programs are located at our hospital's Indian Rocks Road campus, HCA Florida Largo West Hospital. This program is designed for the comprehensive rehabilitative care of patients with functional, occupational and cognitive disorders.

Features of our acute inpatient rehabilitation program

Acute inpatient rehabilitation provides you the level of care necessary to overcome the physical challenges you face on the road to recovery. We give you what is needed to encourage your body to master tasks critical to everyday independence, such as getting out of bed, grasping a fork or driving a car. 

Our hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation program includes these benefits:

  • 24/7 physician coverage
  • 30 private acute inpatient rehabilitation suites
  • Daily living suite
  • On-site diagnostics and laboratory services
  • On-site hemodialysis services
  • Private rooms
  • State-of-the-art gym

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Our comprehensive orthopedic care includes our focused orthopedic rehabilitation programs. Orthopedic rehabilitation focuses on regaining skills and mobility as well as learning ways to compensate for abilities that may have changed. We tailor our orthopedic and joint replacement rehabilitation programs to your lifestyle, background and interests.

Spine rehabilitation

For patients who have undergone neck or back surgery, rehabilitation will focus on regaining skills while learning ways to adapt to impaired abilities. The Florida Spine & Neuro Center is committed to patient-focused spine care and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of back and neck pain due to injury, spinal disorders or disease.

Stroke rehabilitation

Part of our stroke care program includes stroke rehabilitation. Our stroke rehabilitation program is structured around the severity, location and type of stroke and your unique needs. We offer a brain-based rehabilitation and assessment program, advanced neuro-prosthetic devices and an electrical-stimulating noninvasive therapy for swallowing difficulties.

Outpatient therapy programs

We also provide specialized outpatient programs, including:

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation

Our cardiac rehabilitation program helps build strength and teach heart-healthy lifestyle habits after a cardiovascular event or intervention. We schedule your sessions at your convenience two to three days each week for a maximum of 36 one-hour sessions. You must have a referral from your physician to participate in the program.

Features of our cardiac rehabilitation program

Our cardiac rehabilitation program helps you:

  • Recover after a heart attack, open-heart surgery, angioplasty and other cardiac interventions
  • Learn about cardiovascular disease treatment, medications and long-term healthy lifestyle changes
  • Learn how to reduce chances of additional cardiovascular problems through risk factor modification
  • Learn how to recognize symptoms and know when to seek treatment
  • Regain and maintain an independent, self-sufficient lifestyle through improved strength and endurance

Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation 

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to increase strength, exercise tolerance and the ability to perform everyday activities for people with cardiopulmonary diseases. Our program is staffed by a specially trained registered nurse, respiratory therapist and exercise physiologist, and their goal is to help you avoid inpatient hospitalization.

The program consists of sessions twice each week for a maximum of 36 visits. You must have a referral from your physician to participate in the program. This is an insurance-covered program and your benefits will be confirmed prior to starting the program.

Features of our pulmonary rehabilitation program

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program offers:

  • A positive environment and approach focusing on progressive improvement each session
  • An individual- and goal-oriented program developed by our specialized staff
  • Cardiopulmonary and muscular training to enhance endurance and strength
  • Closely supervised sessions with cardiac and cardiopulmonary monitoring
  • Emphasis on enhancing participation in activities of daily living and daily coping skills
  • Exercise tailored to your needs and abilities
  • Physical training

Tour of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Largo Hospital

Watch this wonderful walk and talk tour of the inpatient rehabilitation department at the Largo Hospital Indian Rocks Road campus to learn about the amazing amenities this program has to offer patients.

Sherrie Seiter, RN speaks to Shelly Brown, PT during a tour of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department

Inpatient rehabilitation webinar

The primary focus of this Inpatient Rehabilitation Webinar is to provide additional knowledge and guidance about Largo Hospital's Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF).