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Inpatient rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation provides intense, daily treatment and physician services for people who need 24-hour help while they recover from surgery or conditions such as strokes.


In-hospital physical therapy and rehabilitation in Florida

If you have been in the hospital for a serious illness, injury or surgery, your body will go into overdrive trying to recover, but it often needs help to ensure you can completely heal without risking reinjury.

To help you with this, many hospitals in the HCA Florida Healthcare network offer inpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. We will help you take advantage of these services as soon as you are able — even the same day as your procedure, in some cases — by developing a personalized therapy plan for you. Our coordinated approach to your recovery includes ongoing support and discharge planning to help you get back to your life and regular activities as quickly as possible.

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Conditions we treat with inpatient rehab

Patients experiencing the following conditions often benefit from inpatient rehab care

  • Limb injuries or amputations
  • Neurological disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Systemic vasculitis with joint inflammation
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Other medically complex conditions

Our inpatient rehab services

Types of inpatient therapy we offer

We provide a wide range of rehabilitative inpatient services and therapies, including:

  • Cognitive (brain) function rehabilitation to relearn and retrain your neurological skills
  • Occupational therapy to relearn skills of daily living
  • Physical therapy to strengthen and heal your muscles, heart and limbs
  • Speech, language and swallowing therapy to assist with speech and swallowing issues and conditions
  • Therapeutic recreational therapies to relearn social skills to integrate back into society and your life

Our other inpatient rehabilitation services

In addition to state-of-the-art gyms and specialized equipment, our hospitals offer a wide range of rehabilitation services, which can include:

  • Clinical and neuropsychological evaluation and treatment
  • Nutritional counseling and consultation
  • On-site diagnostics and laboratory services
  • On-site hemodialysis services
  • Prosthetics and orthotics

Additionally, to help you transition from the hospital back to your life and work, we offer tools and resources such as case management, discharge planning, education and access to community support and social services. We also offer outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation to help you continue your program of recovery.

Advanced rehabilitation technology

Our inpatient rehabilitation programs use advanced technology to give you the best outcomes. Some of our technologies include:

  • Assistive tools that give you increased independence
  • Gait training equipment that controls posture and balance
  • Interactive video game technology for skills like balance and endurance
  • "Smart" physical therapy equipment and interactive technology
  • Specialized areas in which you can practice the activities of daily living

How to participate in inpatient rehabilitation

You can request to participate in inpatient rehabilitation or your doctor or caseworker may recommend it for you. You may also be referred for inpatient therapy after a stay in another medical facility such as an assisted living facility.

In whatever way you come to us, you will typically need a referral for these services, but our teams will help you navigate the process.

Once you're here, our inpatient therapy programs begin with evaluation and a personalized treatment plan. Together, you and your specialists will discuss the number and types of sessions you need as well as how to involve your family and support persons.

Our inpatient rehabilitation teams

You will work with therapists and physicians who specialize in the type of care you need, and you may also work with:

  • Case managers
  • Dietitians and nutritionists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiatrists
  • Prosthetic-orthotic specialists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgeons
  • Vascular specialists
  • Wound care physicians

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We also offer quality care at these other locations in our extended network.
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