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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 Palm Beach County, Florida

At HCA Florida Palms West Hospital, our primary goal is to improve the health of our community, and we do this by offering personalized care to each and every person.

Our Outpatient Rehabilitation & Aquatics Center helps us achieve that goal by offering comprehensive therapy services for all ages in Loxahatchee, Florida, and the surrounding communities. Our 5,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility offers the latest in wellness equipment, including a heated rehabilitation pool. The rehabilitation center is located on the campus of HCA Palms West Hospital at 12977 Southern Blvd. Suite 101.

Conditions our therapy specialists treat

Our unique combination of physical, occupational and speech therapy tools allows us to provide therapeutic care for patients with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
  • Chronic back pain
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Communication disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Memory loss
  • Oral muscle weakness
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Speech disorders
  • Swallowing problems

Our physical rehabilitation services

To help patients reach their highest level of physical functionality, we offer the following specialized treatments:

Aquatic therapy

Our outpatient aquatic rehabilitation center is one of our most unique outpatient programs. This heated, inground, saltwater indoor rehabilitation pool includes an automated lift for easy access for all patients. Our highly-trained aquatic staff uses specific manual therapy techniques and aquatic exercises to reduce pain, improve function and enhance general conditioning.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy assesses a patient's ability to fully participate in activities of daily living. Our occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive and mental challenges accompanying a patient's injury or condition.

Occupational therapy may include:

  • Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments
  • Energy conservation measures for improved function and endurance
  • Exercises related to activities and function of the upper body
  • Home improvements for safety and increased independence
  • Training to improve self-care, dressing and activities of daily living
  • Upper extremity splinting and bracing

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a rehabilitation discipline specializing in evaluating, diagnosing and treating physical and functional impairments in patients of all ages. Our physical therapists use a variety of manual techniques, treatment modalities, advanced technologies and educational programs to help patients achieve their specific goals in rehabilitation.

We offer several specialized physical therapy programs, including:

  • Fibromyalgia therapy
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Post-surgical spine and joint rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine
  • Vestibular rehabilitation

Speech therapy

We offer speech therapy and language therapy. Our speech language pathologists also have the clinical expertise to address patients with swallowing, langue and cognitive impairments including:

  • Aphasia
  • Speech Disorders
  • Swallowing deficits
  • Oral muscle weakness
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Voice disorders

Pediatric therapy and rehabilitation

The Children’s Therapy Center at HCA Florida Palms West Hospital is the most comprehensive hospital-affiliated pediatric outpatient therapy center in Palm Beach County. Our outpatient center offers a range of therapy services for children 18 years old and younger. Our children's therapists provide orthopedic, neurological, congenital and developmental disorder treatment.

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