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Rehabilitation

Inpatient Services

Winter Park Memorial Hospital has 20 dedicated inpatient beds for rehabilitation patients. Inside the hospital we offer a wide range of rehabilitation services, including:

  • Neurological rehabilitation: Our extensive neurological rehabilitation program focuses on brain injury, medical psychology, neuromuscular retraining and biofeedback, spinal cord injury, stroke, swallowing problems, vestibular and balance issues and speech. Patients can enter our complete continuum of care—from inpatient to outpatient—at any stage of their recovery.
  • Facial paralysis: Our specially trained facial paralysis therapists use state-of-the-art technology along with personalized exercise techniques, all based on the most cutting-edge clinical research, to help individuals diagnosed with facial paralysis. Patients are assessed using videotape analysis, still photography, surface electrode electromyography and functional evaluations, after which our therapists develop an individual program to retrain the patient’s facial muscles; all of this is done within the privacy of a treatment room. This therapy can help individuals with conditions such as: acoustic neuroma and other benign tumors; Bell’s palsy; cerebral vascular accidents; herpes zoster; congenital abnormalities; traumatic injuries; cancer; and other non-progressive neuromuscular disabilities.
  • Orthopedic and sports injuries: When there is trauma to the body’s musculoskeletal system because of work- or sports-related injuries, overuse, trauma, surgery or other causes, the resulting pain and limited movement can interfere with a person’s ability to lead a normal, fully functional lifestyle. In our rehabilitative care program, therapists work to help patients decrease pain, muscle spasms and swelling through the use of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, soft tissue massage, heat and cold therapy and other therapeutic modalities. These programs emphasize exercise, activity modulation counseling, education and job simulation retraining, and are designed to prevent future injuries from occurring. We specialize in physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, athletic training and sports medicine, exercise and wellness, biomechanical evaluation and orthotic fabrication, isokinetic strength training, total joint replacement rehabilitation, back injury rehabilitation and education, and offer a lumbar stabilization program.
  • Stroke: Stroke can affect people in different ways, depending on its magnitude and the part of the brain that is affected. Most of the time, problems associated with stroke will dissipate on their own over time, and sometimes these effects will vanish altogether. Our rehabilitation program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, helps patients recover from stroke with a focus on prevention. Our multidisciplinary team’s mission is to enable you to feel like yourself again. 
  • Vestibular/balance: Using a multidisciplinary approach, we offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to patients with vestibular and/or balance deficits—in other words, problems associated with impaired balance, positional or movement-related vertigo, gait ataxia and visual motion sensitivity. Our treatments are designed to: improve sensory organization and motor coordination; decrease positional and movement-related dizziness; improve visual-vestibular interactions and gaze stability; improve visual following; improve activity and independence; and decrease the risk of fall. Our state-of-the-art SMART Balance Master enables us to provide a reliable assessment of a patient’s balance function so that we can develop a data-rich, effective treatment program.