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 Plantation, Florida
Our goal at HCA Florida Westside Hospital is to get you back to your life following an injury, illness or medical procedure.
Our experienced physical therapy team develops tailored rehabilitation plans to help you recover. We work to improve your function and mobility while helping you regain your independence. We are dedicated to providing one-on-one, compassionate care with a focus on your specific needs and goals.
Our inpatient rehabilitation services
Our physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists are committed to helping restore your maximum abilities. They do this by providing unmatched evaluation and customized treatment planning.
Physical and occupational therapy
We offer comprehensive rehabilitative services to our inpatients at the bedside, including the following:
- Orthopedic and sports injuries
- Neurological and neurosurgical rehabilitation
- Cancer rehabilitation
- Stroke rehabilitation
We offer a range of specialized rehabilitative speech services for inpatients with:
- Swallowing challenges (also called dysphagia)
- Speech and voice difficulties
- Language impairment (also called aphasia)
Often, people who have had a stroke benefit from swallowing therapy. Our trained speech pathologists guide you along a path of recovery using specific therapeutic intervention techniques. They may use speech pathology exercise programs and modified video fluoroscopy.
Pelvic floor therapy (outpatient only)
We understand how issues related to pelvic floor dysfunction or pain can lead to major difficulties in life. We are here to help you minimize and eliminate these pelvic health obstacles. To do that, we treat a wide variety of conditions in men and women, including:
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Urinary urgency and frequency
- Urinary retention
- Pelvic pain
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Postpartum back spasm/pain
Types of pelvic floor therapy
Our specialists employ a range of treatment techniques during pelvic floor therapy, including:
- Electrical stimulation and biofeedback
- Bladder retraining
- Manual therapy
- Myofascial release
- Muscle relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing techniques
- Therapeutic exercises
Pelvic floor muscle training
Goals of pelvic floor muscle training are to:
- Engage levator ani (the broad, thin muscle on either side of the pelvis) and promote relaxation
- Self-manage urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency
- Reduce muscle resting tone
- Develop pelvic organ support
- Decrease pain with urination and/or intercourse
- Advance pelvic floor bracing against intra-abdominal pressure
- Improve lumbar pelvic stabilization
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