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World-Class Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services at Tampa General Hospital

Physical Rehabilitation with Patient and TherapistTGH’s outpatient physical rehabilitation program offers the best therapy to help patients achieve the most complete recovery and reintegrate into their home and community following an injury, surgery or while living with a disabling health condition. Our program assists adult and pediatric patients, whether they are building on the skills gained from inpatient rehabilitation or just beginning a therapy program. Treatment may also include teaching adaptation and long-term management of any limited function to aid both patients and families during the recovery process.

The Tampa General Rehabilitation outpatient 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 to help maximize functional abilities and mobility and increase independence in the home and community.

During your first visit, a 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 allow your PT to develop 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 device(s) and train you in the use of any needed devices.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) addresses activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, eating and homemaking skills. 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 a personalized 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 any needed device(s).

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, which will help them create an individualized treatment plan for your needs. The therapist will work with you on exercise programs and worksheets to improve your functional independence, communication and swallowing, evaluate the need for adaptive equipment and train you in the use of any required device(s).

In all cases, our physical, occupational and speech therapists will also provide education and training to your caregiver(s) to ensure that you are able to practice these skills at home.

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL 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 33619

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
**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 33603

SPECIALIZED REHABILITATION 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

TGH Medical Village has a robust outpatient physical rehabilitation program that focuses on treating chronic pain caused by:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated discs
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Migraines/tension headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis/golf elbow
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain

We utilize a variety of modalities and techniques to treat chronic pain including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Relaxation training
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Graston technique

Our staff of physical rehabilitation specialists includes physical therapists, certified posture specialists, occupational therapists and many others. We are dedicated to educating patients about the underlying causes of their chronic pain and the best rehab techniques to help them self-manage their physical rehabilitation journey.

Learn more here about our location, hours and what is offered at the TGH Medical Village.

ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE

TGH’s outpatient physical rehabilitation program implements a variety of therapeutic technologies, including:

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. 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. Whether it's 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 cardiovascular functions.