Orthopaedic Rehabilitation for Bone and Joint Conditions | Tampa General Hospital


Individuals who have undergone joint replacement, experienced a musculoskeletal injury, sustained bone trauma or have been diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease often have limited function and mobility, pain and other complications. The orthopaedic rehabilitation experts at Tampa General help patients recover the skills and develop the strategies to resume their daily activities.

Treatment Overview

Studies show that where an individual goes for treatment can make all the difference in his or her recovery. Research also indicates that an early start to rehabilitation can optimize functional gains. Our rehabilitation center is able to provide an early start and deliver a comprehensive orthopaedic rehabilitation program that includes medical, nursing and therapy care to best meet the needs of each patient. Our goal-directed approach to orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation tailors treatment to help patients to help:

  • restore physical function and enhance the skills needed to perform daily activities
  • build strength and endurance
  • improve balance and regain mobility
  • optimize independence

Rehabilitation Team

Led by a physiatrist, a board-certified physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, our interdisciplinary team of orthopaedic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal specialists includes:

  • Physicians who manage patients’ complex medical needs around the clock

  • Rehabilitation nurses who deliver a compassionate, evidence-based care plan to each patient

  • Physical and occupational therapists who involve patients in an intensive and comprehensive treatment program for a minimum of three hours a day, for a minimum of five days a week

  • Psychologists who address any cognitive, emotional or behavioral issues

  • Case managers who carefully coordinate the individual’s stay and discharge plans

  • Recreational therapists who promote social interaction and encourage participation in adaptive activities

  • Tampa General Rehabilitation Center’s outpatient interdisciplinary teams draw on the expertise of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and psychologists


We provide a wide range of specialized orthopaedic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal services, including a highly focused approach to hand therapy and orthotics services in our outpatient rehabilitation clinics. We integrate the evidence-based treatment, leading-edge technologies and adaptive techniques to support individual recovery. To best meet the orthopaedic rehabilitation needs of our patients, we offer:

  • electrical stimulation

  • treadmill training

  • assistive equipment and technologies

  • advanced pain management, including pharmacological intervention

Continued Care

To help individuals successfully transition to life at home, work and in the community, Tampa General delivers a continuum of inpatient through outpatient care. Patients participating in our comprehensive outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation programs will generally continue to reinforce the strengths and skills they have acquired during their inpatient stay.