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Rehabilitation

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is committed to providing comprehensive care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our outpatient rehabilitation department is located within the 50,000-square-foot Health & Wellness Center on the campus of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

Schedule An Appointment: (813) 929-5407

Our Services

Our team of experienced therapists provide a wide variety of rehabilitation services. We offer outpatient therapy in three main areas:

Physical Therapy

Our licensed physical therapists are continually trained in the newest, evidence-based techniques from around the world. Because each individual is physically unique, each treatment program is highly personalized and provided through one-on-one sessions. Our treatment plans include hands-on manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue and joint mobilization combined with therapeutic exercises customized for each patient. This plan targets the specific areas of the body that needs strengthening and stabilizing in order to restore function. This combination of manual therapy and custom exercise represents a ground-breaking advance in physical therapy.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a skilled treatment to help people achieve independence in all aspects of their daily lives. Our highly trained occupational therapists have specialized training in treating upper extremity conditions through advanced study and are dedicated to helping you return to work and home environments to the best of your ability. We customize treatment based on the individual's goals. Our occupational therapists specialize in:

  • Hand and upper extremity injuries
  • Home and job environment modifications
  • Strokes and other neurological disorders
  • Training in the use of adaptive equipment

Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy?

Any individual who has physical, developmental or mental limitations as a result of injury or illness and who needs assistance to participate in daily home, community or work activities. Common injuries or illnesses that benefit from occupational therapy include:

  • Work-related injuries
  • General deconditioning
  • Lymphedema
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis, cancer or 0ther debilitating illnesses
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Hand trauma
  • Head or spinal cord injury
  • Orthopedic or sport-related injuries
  • Stroke or other neurological conditions

Speech and Language Therapy Services

Our speech-language pathologists are specialists who provide evaluation and treatment for a variety of speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders to both adults and children. The following services are available:

Communication and Language Disorders in Adults

Speech-language pathologists evaluate, educate and train patients and families learning new ways to communicate following stroke and other neurological disorders.

Common communication disorders treated include:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysfluency (Stuttering)

Voice Therapy

This program is effective in increasing loudness, allowing the patient to fulfill his or her daily voice and/or speech communication needs. Treatment may include phonation exercises and vocal hygiene; to help prevent vocal fatigue, vocal loss and hoarseness.

Dysphagia

Speech-language pathologists work closely with radiologists to evaluate swallowing using modified barium swallow studies to help determine the cause of the swallowing problem as a result of:

  • Stroke
  • Cancer surgery
  • GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux)
  • Progressive neurological disorders
  • Pulmonary disease

Treatment typically includes management of:

  • Diet and food texture recommendations
  • Swallow management
  • Compensatory swallowing techniques and Vital-Stim Therapy

Speech and Language Disorders in Children

Communication is a vital part of our society. Speech therapy is a fun learning experience that helps children develop skills to become confident and successful communicators. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving receptive and expressive language skills
  • Promoting socialization with family, peers and teachers
  • Facilitating play skills
  • Improving production of sounds so your child can be understood
  • Improving oral motor strength for speech, eating and swallowing
  • Providing home programs for improving speech, language