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

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.

Specialized programs offered by location

TGH Rehabilitation Center (at TGH main campus)

TGH Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Armenia

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
The Bioness L300 is a Functional Electrical stimulation for patients with Foot drop due to a stroke, Brain Injury or certain other neurological injuries. It helps improve the speed of walking and also helps walk more naturally.
 
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.
 
To schedule an appt at the Rehab center call (813) 844-7719. To schedule an appt at S. Armenia clinic call (813) 844-7706.

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