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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.


Rehabilitation services in Margate, Florida

When you need rehabilitation services consisting of occupational, physical and speech therapy in Broward County, HCA Florida Northwest Hospital is here for you.

Our outpatient aquatic and physical rehabilitation center provides a comprehensive rehabilitation experience by offering a variety of services in one location. Our team of dedicated rehabilitation therapists and physicians develops tailored treatment plans to meet your individual goals for healing. It is always our goal to strive toward helping you regain independence and restore functionality.

Conditions we treat

Some of the conditions we routinely treat at our rehabilitation center include:

  • Aphasia
  • Arthritis
  • Cerebrovascular incident (stroke)
  • Cognitive dysfunction or head injury
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Lymphedema
  • Neurological disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries, including those affecting the hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pelvic health and disorders
  • Spinal cord/central nervous system injuries
  • Voice disorders

Outpatient therapy and rehabilitation services

Our rehab center offers a wide range of therapies on an outpatient basis to ensure you receive the individualized care that is right for your needs, including:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is aimed at restoring your strength and movement to the affected area of the body, as well as restoring proper walking and balance. Our physical therapy specialists assess your abilities and collaborate with you to restore daily function.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy identifies disruptions in your ability to perform self-care and participate in daily activities. Occupational therapists address the physical and mental challenges accompanying the injury or condition. The ultimate goal is that you return to participating in your daily activities.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy evaluates and treats your ability to effectively communicate through speech and language skills. Our speech therapists also evaluate and treat swallowing disorders to ensure you are able to safely eat the least restrictive diet. Additional swallow studies may be performed to further evaluate a swallowing disorder.

Pelvic health

Our physical therapy team is also able to assist in the treatment of various pelvic health conditions and disorders, including:

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction, or the Inability to control pelvic floor due to childbirth, traumatic injury, trauma, overuse of pelvic muscle, pregnancy, nerve damage or being overweight.
  • Urinary and/or fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bladder retraining
  • Scar tissue mobilization
  • Sexual health and pain complaints
  • Bio-feedback for pelvic floor dysfunction

A team approach to physical rehabilitation

To ensure a well-balanced treatment, the rehabilitation specialists in the outpatient aquatic and physical rehabilitation center combine therapy services for a team approach. 

Our multidisciplinary rehabilitative care team 

Our multispecialty approach not only enhances your rehabilitation but also provides you and your family members with additional support and access to a variety of services. Our staff works closely with the hospital care team and discharge planners to provide a thorough continuum of care.

Our rehabilitation facility staff includes:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech and language pathologists

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