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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 therapy in Palatka

The goal of our rehabilitation program is to maximize your ability to function as independently as possible. This includes communication, daily living and work skills as well as physical abilities.

At HCA Florida Putnam Hospital, we provide patients with a comprehensive rehabilitation experience by offering a variety of services in one location. These services are provided by highly skilled professionals — including rehabilitation specialists and physical and speech therapists — who are dedicated to improving your quality of life.

Conditions we treat

Our rehabilitation specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Amputation recovery needs
  • Arthritis
  • Burns
  • Cognitive dysfunction/head injuries
  • Dysarthria (slurred speech)
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
  • Elbow/shoulder injuries
  • Hand/wrist injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Musculoskeletal injuries, including sprains, strains and fractures
  • Muscle weakness and deconditioning
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Speech and communication problems
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Sports and work-related injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Tendinitis
  • Urinary incontinence

Physical therapy services and treatments we offer

Our rehabilitation department offers skilled evaluation and comprehensive treatments by experienced physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Our services and treatments include:

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients return to their previous level of functioning following an injury, illness or medical procedure or surgery. Occupational therapists work with patients so they can relearn how to participate in everyday activities or compensate for the loss of some bodily functions. They accomplish this through guided practice and therapy.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is designed to help patients regain physical strength and mobility following an injury or illness. Our physical therapists use a variety of techniques — including stretching and muscle manipulation — to help patients recover.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy is used to help patients who are experiencing communication difficulties after trauma, such as a cerebrovascular accident (stroke). Speech therapists work with patients to regain normal speech patterns through cognitive and vocal exercises.

Additional specialized services

We also offer additional services that are tailored to meet the needs of patients with specific conditions. These services include:

  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Support for living with an amputation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Wound care

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