Rehabilitation Center

Tampa General Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center provides an array of physical medicine and rehabilitation services for patients with functional limitations caused by injuries and acquired and congenital conditions. Our center has 80 beds to serve patients in a comprehensive, inpatient setting, and also offers a variety of outpatient programs, such as physical, occupational and speech therapies.

In addition, we are designated as a provider of rehabilitation services by the Florida State Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program (BSCIP) and have achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition® for a fourth time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing.

What is Rehabilitation?

The purpose of rehabilitation is to improve function through therapy and education. This is accomplished through a team effort. Team members include patient and family members, rehab physiatrists (rehab doctors), rehab nurses, care coordinators/social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, psychologists, recreational therapists, radiologists and other rehab experts.

The team’s goals are to help you:

  • Minimize your impairments
  • Return to a functional lifestyle
  • Reduce your activity limitations (disabilities)
  • Lessen your participation restrictions (handicaps)
  • Reach your personal goals for independence
  • Improve function through therapy and education

TGH Rehabilitation Center’s team aims to foster an improved quality of life for all of our patients. We strive to help people with functional limitations, as well as their caregivers, to understand and find workarounds for activity and participation limitations.

Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Our care spans a continuum of physical medicine and rehabilitation options. Inpatient rehabilitation options include specialized programs for patients who have experienced a stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries and burns.

Outpatient rehabilitation services involve treating those with chronic pain and/or migraines to providing expert care in some of the most commonly known therapies in rehab—physical therapy (increases functional abilities and mobility), occupational therapy (assesses completion of activities of daily living) and speech therapy (addresses cognition, communication and swallowing). We also have a dedicated pediatric rehabilitation program designed to serve children and teenagers.

As part of the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, we can provide everything from emergency hospitalization and treatment to outpatient therapies—all in the same medical complex.

Become a TGH Patient

To learn more about our rehabilitation services for adults and children, please call (813) 660-6940 or use our Find a Doctor database to find a physician and schedule an appointment.

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