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Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Florida Hospital Deland

The comprehensive Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation services at Florida Hospital DeLand  bring expert medical services to Volusia, Flagler, Seminole counties. Whether professional athlete or amateur enthusiast, Florida Hospital DeLand’s sports medicine specialists provide the best care to get you back out on the field (court, course, water…wherever you play).

The first step to treatment is diagnosis. We use the most advanced imaging and diagnostic equipment and techniques to ensure your injury is properly diagnosed. Then we develop a treatment plan specifically for your injury and health. These plans include many different therapies to provide comprehensive healing as well as education to help prevent re-injury. These therapies can include:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Manual therapy (massage, mobilization)
  • Home exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech & language pathology
  • Ergonomics
  • Graston technique
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Lymphedema
  • Saebo arm training
  • Vestiblur and balance rehabilitation
  • Women’s health physical therapy

Florida Hospital DeLand Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Locations

Once sports medicine therapy begins, you may be instructed to visit any of our three rehab locations. You can find specific treatment contact numbers below.

Florida Hospital DeLand (inpatient and speech only)
701 W. Plymouth Ave
DeLand, FL 32720
Ph: (386) 740-4065
Fax: (386)943-4696

Stetson University
Wilson Athletic Center
141 E. Pennsylvania Ave
DeLand, FL 32724
Ph: (386) 822-5649
Fax: (386) 822-7809

Victoria Medical Park
151 Victoria Commons Blvd, Suite 107
DeLand, FL 32724
Ph: (386) 943-4690
Fax: (386) 734-4778

Our Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

Occupational Therapy

To help patients gain their highest level of independence, our occupational therapy focuses on the skills patients will use every day. These include the following daily life skills and treatments:

  • Self-care, home management and leisure activities
  • Living with adaptive equipment
  • Maintaining safety in the home
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Energy conservation and work simplification
  • Find motor coordination/hand therapy
  • Cognitive and visual/perceptual skills
  • Breast cancer rehabilitation including Lymphedema treatment
  • Neurological treatment
  • Saebo® Arm training
  • Ergonomic consultation
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Lymphedema

Learn more about occupational therapy at Florida Hospital DeLand Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Contact us at (386) 948-4690 today.

Physical Therapy

With both inpatient and outpatient services, our physical therapists treat a variety of conditions associated with sports injury rehabilitation. We also offer a non-surgical option for women with incontinence, pelvic pain and pre-natal/post-partum musculoskeletal disorders.

Contact us directly for more information on physical therapy by calling (386) 943-4690.

Speech-Language Pathology

With both inpatient and outpatient speech/language services, our pathologists evaluate and treat patients with a variety of swallowing and speech disorders. Among other therapies, they use these advanced treatments:

  • VitalStim®--This procedure uses Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Therapy to retrain the pharyngeal muscles for patients who suffer a stroke or multiple sclerosis.
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBS)—A diagnostic test where eating habits can be observed through X-rays. This helps patients with difficulty swallowing.
  • Visi-pitch®--This helps specialists to analyze and provide feedback for speech behavior and voice disorders.

Schedule an appointment with the Speech and Language pathology experts at Florida Hospital DeLand directly by calling (386) 740-4065.


Ergonomic services helps optimize your work environment to reduce injury. It involves designing tasks, equipment and workspaces for safe and efficient use by workers. The American Industrial Hygiene Association report Americans spend about 2,000 hours at work each year, and those hours can take a toll on your eyes, back, arms and neck. This can increase your risk of injury.

Get an ergonomic evaluation to reduce repetitive motion, vibration, excess force, awkward positioning and static posture from causing injury.

How does an ergonomic evaluation assist in injury prevention and improved efficiency?
Our trained occupational and physical therapists visit your workspace to identify risk factors and make recommendations on how to adjust your environment. The modifications are often simple and inexpensive. Our specialists also provide the education necessary to help employers and employees improve their offices.

What are the benefits of an ergonomics program?

  • Increased production
  • Improved quality of work
  • Decreased absenteeism and employee turner
  • Decreased medical and material costs
  • Decreased probability of accidents and errors

Help employees avoid injuries to stay healthy! Contact our ergonomic-trained specialists at (386) 943-4690.

Graston Technique®

As one of the first hospitals in our area to introduce the Graston Technique®, Florida Hospital DeLand offers advanced treatments for patients with sports medicine and rehabilitation needs. This technique uses soft-tissue mobilization to break up scar tissue that usually interferes with muscle, tendon and ligament function.

The sports medicine therapists use an “ironing” out motion on the tissue to remove scar tissue while incorporating warming up, stretching, strengthening and icing into sessions.

The conditions we commonly rehabilitate with Graston Technique® include these common sports medicine injuries:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Postsurgical scarring
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Muscular or skeletal programs.

To see if you’re a candidate for this advanced treatment, contact us by calling (386) 943-4690.


Designed to help facilitate the natural healing process while stabilizing muscles and joints, kinesiotaping successfully treats orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Kinesio Tex Tape can be used in hundreds of ways and can re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent sports injuries, and promote circulation.

Kinesiotaping is safe for patients of all ages and can be used in conjunction with other treatments or as a preventative measure.

What does certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner (CKTP) mean?
The Kinesio Taping® Association International uses this designation to indicate when a practitioner has had a specific level of training and experience. It requires passing a written exam and a skills demonstration.

Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema, swelling of part of the body due to abnormal accumulation of fluid, usually occurs in the arm or leg. The patient has a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, cosmetic changes and increased risk of infection and cellulitis. Even though this condition has no known cure, our sports medicine and cancer rehabilitation  specialists provide proven therapies to treat this condition.

Who is at risk for lymphedema?

  • Breast cancer patients who have had surgery
  • Patients with surgery on the lymphatic system
  • Genetic tendency for lymphedema
  • Patients with radiation therapy to neck, underarm and groin
  • Patients with traumatic injuries, infections and burns

What treatments do you offer?

  • Manual lymphatic therapy/massage
  • Compression bandaging and garments
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Scar tissue prevention and management
  • Kinesiotaping to improve lymphatic flow
  • Education on lumphedema precautions, prevention and skin care

Saebo® Arm Training for Stroke Survivors

Rehabilitation for stroke survivors advances more and more as new technologies emerge. The Saebo® Arm provides stroke victim with maximized arm and hand function following a neurological injury. Its main goal is to perform a grasp and release motions using orthoses (a device used to support the body and improve the movements of parts of the body) that used to be impossible.

The time since your injury is not a factor, and patients may be candidates even if traditional therapies have leveled off. See if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary therapy by calling (386) 943-4690.

Therapeutic Massage

Our rehabilitation services also extend to   therapeutic massage for sports medicine and rehabilitation patients. This service manipulates the soft tissue of the body to prevent injury and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasms and stress.

What therapeutic massage techniques do you offer?

  • Swedish Massage – uses a combination of light, medium and deep pressure to soothe muscles and joints while achieving maximum relaxation.
  • Neuromuscular Massage—known as “trigger point therapy” or “myotherapy,” this deep tissue massage applies concentrated finger pressure to specific muscle groups to break cycles of spasm and pain.
  • Massage for Moms—promotes relaxation, soothes nerves and relieves strained back and leg muscles for pregnant women. It also promotes a feeling of well being in the unborn child.

What are the benefits of sports medicine and rehabilitation massage therapy?

  • Increases blood circulation and lymph flow
  • Relaxes muscles and improves range of motion
  • Increases endorphins
  • Relieves stress
  • Increases and renews energy

For patients with chronic arthritis, musculoskeletal syndromes and chronic headache, massage therapy is an excellent therapy.

Find out more about our massage therapy services by calling (386) 943-4690.

Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

For patients who feel dizzy, off-balance and insecure when in a busy environment, the sports medicine and physical therapy department at Florida Hospital DeLand provides treatment for a variety of balance and dizziness-related disorders.

Our uniquely trained specialists work with patients who feel dizzy due to medical conditions such as stroke, diabetic neuropathy, BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) and other inner ear disorders.

See one of our vestibular rehabilitation specialists today. Call (386) 943-4690.

Women’s Health Physical Therapy

For women with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and prenatal/post-partum related musculoskeletal disorders, Florida Hospital DeLand’s sports medicine and rehabilitation department has experience treating your specific symptoms.

Our holistic one-on-one approach gives individualized private attention help women overcome these conditions using advanced treatments, including:

  • EMG biofeedback
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Education
  • Home exercise program instruction

Find out how we can help you by calling (386) 943-4690, or contact us online.