Outpatient physical rehabilitation
An outpatient rehabilitation program allows patients to stay at home during their recovery and receive therapy on their schedule. It is usually less intensive than inpatient rehabilitation.
Outpatient physical rehabilitation in St. Petersburg, Florida
When you need support recovering physically from an injury or illness, our therapists and specialists can help you reclaim your independence.
We provide outpatient rehabilitation services to help you regain strength, range of motion and/or skills. With a range of rehab programs, including aquatic, lymphedema, occupational and speech therapy services, we seek to help you regain essential skills and improve your quality of life.
Conditions treated with outpatient physical rehabilitation
If you're recovering from a workplace injury or regaining strength after a long illness, our skilled therapists will design a program that meets your needs and helps you get back on your feet. Our physical, occupational and speech therapists treat conditions that include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Back, neck and/or shoulder pain
- Brain or head injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Cognition deficits
- Conditions requiring hand and/or forearm splinting
- Cumulative trauma disorder (CTD)
- Delayed language/articulation
- Dysphagia (inability to swallow or difficulty swallowing)
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Hearing loss
- Hip, knee and/or foot pain
- Joint replacement surgery
- Lou Gehrig's disease (also referred to as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
- Mental disability
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson's disease
- Reading comprehension difficulties
- Spinal cord injury
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Stuttering and other speech impairments
- Trauma and fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Upper extremity and hand injuries
- Vestibular (inner ear/balance) dysfunction
- Visual perception difficulties
- Work-related injuries
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Our outpatient physical rehabilitation services
Our state-of-the-art outpatient facility offers a variety of rehab programs, including aquatic, lymphedema, occupational and speech therapy services.
About our program
Outpatient physical rehab at our hospital incorporates a wide range of services and cares for patients of all ages, including adolescents, adults and seniors. Services and therapies include:
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
- Lymphedema therapy
- Application and maintenance of compression bandages and garments
- Lifestyle redesign and adaptive techniques
- Lymphedema monitoring
- Mist therapy for chronic wounds
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Speech therapy
Outpatient rehab services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm with after-hours care available as needed. We are closed on holidays.
To contact the outpatient physical therapy department directly, please call (727) 341-7636.
Occupational therapy (OT)
OT is aimed at helping you learn or regain physical and cognitive (mental) abilities that help you complete activities associated with daily living. Our OT program incorporates a broad scope of therapeutic services, including:
- Adaptive equipment recommendations
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Community integration therapy
- Ergonomic analysis
- Hand therapy
- Orthotic and splinting evaluations/constructions
- Range of motion activities
- Therapeutic and self-care counseling/education
Physical therapy (PT)
PT is a traditional form of rehabilitation that helps relieve pain, improve mobility, restore impaired functions and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. After receiving a physician referral, our physical therapists develop an individualized care plan for each patient.
We provide physical therapy services, including:
- Biofeedback training
- Gait training
- Manual therapy
- Orthotic evaluation and casting
- Range of motion activities
- Therapeutic exercise
Our physical therapists use a variety of therapeutic techniques, approaches and equipment in customizing treatment plans. Each patient is closely monitored by his or her therapist during exercises and therapies.
Some patients may receive a prescription for a home exercise program to reinforce treatment. Additionally, patients are shown techniques to prevent recurring injuries and to maintain renewed abilities.
Speech therapy treatment for swallowing conditions
For patients with swallowing conditions, we offer diagnostic testing through a barium swallow study to identify the cause of the condition. Through the use of individualized treatment programs, our speech pathologists help patients improve their quality of life and regain normal eating and drinking habits.
Speech therapy treatment for voice conditions
The Voice Center is located on the first floor of our hospital. The center is where we evaluate and treat voice dysfunction conditions, and it is staffed by a certified speech language pathologist.
The Voice Center is equipped with computerized laryngeal videostroboscopy, an advanced technology for the evaluation of voice disorders. Laryngeal videostroboscopy provides valuable diagnostic information regarding the nature of vibration and condition of the vocal cords. It allows us to view magnified function of the vibratory pattern of the vocal cords in slow motion and provides patients with a unique view of their voice disorder.
Additionally, laryngeal videostroboscopy enables our team to maintain an accurate visual record of the patient's vocal condition prior to and following any surgical or medical therapy treatment program.
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