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Outpatient 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.

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Outpatient therapy and rehabilitation clinics in Florida

Outpatient rehabilitation is a valuable tool to help you recover from an illness, injury or surgical procedure.

You can do this at any of HCA Florida Healthcare's outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. Offered at centers and facilities across the state, these programs give you the ability to relearn physical, neurological and cognitive skills. We provide these programs to give you new opportunities to receive personalized, restorative care without being admitted to the hospital, all on a schedule that works for you.

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Conditions we treat with outpatient rehab care

Our outpatient therapy services can offer relief from many symptoms and let you recover safely from many conditions. In addition to being used after surgery, it is often useful for people with:

  • Back, neck and spine pain
  • Balance and coordination issues
  • Conditions related to a cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Heart conditions and diseases
  • Lymphedema
  • Neurological conditions
  • Orthopedic conditions, such as arthritis or joint pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Other physically debilitating injuries

Our outpatient rehab services

We offer a wide range of outpatient therapies through many of our hospitals, including:

Outpatient rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation at our hospitals is offered as a standalone service or as a transition between inpatient rehabilitation and a return to your home. Some of the types of therapy we offer on an outpatient basis include:

  • Aquatic therapy to stimulate blood flow and help you grow stronger and more agile in a safe, supportive water-based environment
  • Cardiac therapy and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation to help strengthen your heart, cardiovascular system and lungs, especially after cardiac events, procedures or diagnoses, such as heart disease
  • Lymphedema therapy to assist with compression bandages, develop an adaptive lifestyle and monitor your condition
  • Mist therapy to treat and heal chronic wounds
  • Neurological and stroke therapy specifically designed to treat conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system, including complications that can arise after a stroke
  • Occupational therapy to enable you to relearn how to perform the activities of daily living
  • Pelvic floor and urodynamic therapies to restore pelvic floor and bladder function and control
  • Physical therapy to help you recover physical strength and range of mobility
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation to improve endurance and strength in your lungs and during exercise and physical activity
  • Speech therapy to help you learn to both speak and understand language and speech, including expressive language and vocal intensity training

You'll also find many specialty therapy programs at our hospitals focused on areas such as pediatric rehabilitation, burn recovery and fibromyalgia treatment. This means that whatever you need, we can give you the high-quality care you and your family deserve.

Our other outpatient rehabilitation services

Our outpatient rehabilitation programs also offer specialized services and technologies that include:

  • Customized splinting and orthotic fabrication
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Electrotherapeutic point stimulation
  • Interactive metronome therapy
  • Manual (manipulative) therapy
  • Special and advanced rehabilitation techniques

How to participate in outpatient rehabilitation

Our hospitals offer many different clinics and rehabilitation centers throughout Florida. Typically, your doctor can refer you to a program at any of these facilities. You may also be referred to us from a specialist or following your completion of an inpatient rehabilitation program.

As part of your outpatient therapy program, you will have a medical evaluation and then the rehabilitation team will work with you to personalize a treatment plan of physical activity, education and support.

Our outpatient rehabilitation teams

In our outpatient programs, you will work with a whole team of specialists dedicated to your wellness and recovery. This team may include:

  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Other therapists specially trained in advanced care for your condition, such as certified hand therapists, vestibular therapists or manual lymphatic drainage therapists
  • Physical therapy assistants
  • Scheduling coordinators

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