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Outpatient Services

Whether building on the skills gained from inpatient rehabilitation or just beginning a therapy program, TGH outpatient rehabilitation offers the best therapy to help patients achieve the most complete recovery and reintegrate into their home and community. Treatment may also focus on teaching adaptation and long-term management of any limited function to both patients and families.

The Tampa General Rehabilitation outpatient adult and pediatric programs are accredited by the Joint Commission and designated as a State of Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center for both adult and pediatric patients.

Services

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy at TGH consists of specific exercises and modalities directed toward maximizing functional abilities and mobility to increase your independence in the home and community.

During your first visit, the physical therapist (PT) will evaluate your strength, range of motion (ROM), balance and mobility, and ask about your current home environment and goals for therapy. This information will assist them in developing an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs. Your therapist will work with you on exercises to improve your functional independence, evaluate the need for assistive devices and train you in the use of the device. Your therapist will also provide education and training to your caregiver(s) to ensure you are able to practice these skills at home.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) addresses activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, eating and homemaking skills. Occupational therapists also work with you on the ROM and strength of the arm. During your first visit, your occupational therapist will evaluate your strength, ROM, ability to complete ADL’s, cognitive status and ask you about your current home environment and goals for therapy. This information will assist them in developing an individualized treatment plan to fit your needs. The therapist will work with you on exercises to improve your functional independence, evaluate the need for adaptive equipment and train you in the use of the device. Your therapist will also provide education and training to your caregiver(s) to ensure that you are able to practice these skills at home.

Speech Therapy

Speech language pathologists (SLP) address cognition, communication and swallowing. During your first visit, the SLP will evaluate your cognitive status, ability to communicate, ability to swallow food of different consistencies (if applicable), and ask about your current home environment and goals for therapy. This information will assist them in developing an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs. The therapist will work with you on exercises programs and worksheets to improve your functional independence, communication and swallowing, evaluate the need for adaptive equipment and train you in the use of the device. The therapist will also provide education and training to your caregiver(s) to ensure that you are able to practice these skills at home.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Locations

TGH Rehabilitation Center (at TGH main campus)
6 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 844-7719

TGH Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Armenia
509 S. Armenia Ave., Suite 301
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 844-7706

TGH Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at the TGH Brandon Healthplex
10740 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 844-7719

TGMG Family Care Center Trinity*
2433 Country Place Blvd.
Trinity, FL 34655
(813) 844-8200
*Specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation

Pediatric Center at Healthpark**
5802 N. 30th Street
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 236-5100
**Pediatric physical therapy and speech therapy for newborns to three years of age.
 
TGH Outpatient Rehabilitation at TGH Medical Village
2333 W. Hillsborough Ave. 
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 660-6940

Specialized programs offered by location

TGH Rehabilitation Center (at TGH main campus)

TGH Outpatient Rehabilitation at Armenia

TGH Outpatient Rehabilitation at the TGH Brandon Healthplex

TGH Outpatient Rehabilitation at TGH Medical Village
  • Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain Management
    • Physical therapists play an important role in managing chronic pain by administering treatments that include strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy, posture awareness, and body mechanics instruction. Physical therapists can also help patients understand the underlying causes of their pain, by educating them and giving them tools to self-manage their pain.
  • Biofeedback Therapy
    •  Biofeedback is a technique intended to teach patients self-regulation of certain physiologic processes not normally considered to be under voluntary control. Biofeedback methods include:
      • Heart rate. This type of biofeedback uses finger or earlobe sensors with a device called a photoplethysmograph or sensors placed on your chest, lower torso or wrists using an electrocardiograph (ECG) to measure your heart rate and heart rate variability.
      • Muscle. This method of biofeedback involves placing sensors over your skeletal muscles with an electromyography (EMG) to monitor the electrical activity that causes muscle contraction.
      • Sweat glands. Sensors attached around your fingers or on your palm or wrist with an electrodermograph (EDG) to measure the activity of your sweat glands and the amount of perspiration on your skin, alerting you to anxiety.
      • Temperature. Sensors attached to your fingers or feet measure your blood flow to your skin. Because your temperature often drops when you're under stress, a low reading can prompt you to begin relaxation techniques.
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
    • Pelvic Floor rehabilitation employs a variety of strategies to improve the capacity of the muscles through neuromuscular reeducation.  This treatment may include but is not limited to:
      • Exercise
      • EMG Biofeedback with
        • Internal and/or external surface electrodes
        • Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging
        • Instruction in the use of home EMG muscles monitors
      • Pelvic muscle electric stimulation
      • Electrical stimulation for pain relief/control
      • Vaginal weight training
      • Postural stabilization

Technologies available to enhance rehabilitation experience and outcomes include: 

Interactive Metronome Therapy 
The interactive metronome (IM) is a brain-based assessment and treatment program developed to improve the processing abilities that affect motor planning and sequencing. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat heard through headphones with repetitive arm or leg movements. IM has been shown to improve:
  • Attention and concentration
  • Motor planning and sequencing
  • Language processing
  • Behavior (aggression and impulsivity)
  • Balance and gait
  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Motor skills
  • Coordination
WalkAide
This small device is used for patients with foot drop after an upper motor neuron (UMN) injury. It attaches to the leg, just below the knee, near the head of the fibula. During a gait cycle - the WalkAide stimulates the common peroneal nerve which innervates the tibialis anterior and other muscles that produce dorsiflexion of the ankle.
 
Bioness H200
This hand rehabilitation system is a functional electrical stimulation for people who have problems using their hand after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury (C5 and C6) or other UMN injury. Some benefits of Bioness H200 include neuromuscular re-education, reduction of muscle spasm, maintenance and increase of joint range of motion, increase in local blood circulation and providing hand function.
 
Bioness L300
 
MOTOmed including FES
The MOTOmed including FES enables regular movement training for persons with physical limitations. Passive, motor-assisted or active resistive training - the Motomed training loosens and strengthens the muscles, stimulates the metabolism and the circulation, and improves endurance and the function of the cardio vascular functions.