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Specialty Rehab

Guiding You Back to Whole Health

AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, offers dedicated rehab programs that address the unique needs of specific illnesses and conditions. 

Each person is unique – and so is their recovery process. That’s why our programs include a range of therapies and assistance – including occupational, speech and physical rehabilitation to ensure you receive the care and support you need. 

Here, your occupational, speech or physical therapist serve as educators to ensure you, your family members and your caregivers are well informed and able to meet recovery challenges.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

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Helping You Heal and Recover

At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, we understand that each person’s path to recovery is different. That’s why we offer a full range of occupational, speech and physical rehabilitation programs, fully customized to your needs. Together, we’ll get you back to the people, places and activities you love. 

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you’ve suffered a heart attack, heart failure or recently had heart surgery, it’s important that you learn how to adapt your life to best manage your condition. 

At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, rehabilitation brings together your cardiologist, therapists, cardiac nurses, dieticians and many others to help you return to whole health.

Goals of Cardiac Rehab

Our cardiac rehab team can help you maintain a healthy diet, keep physically active and more. This medically supervised program is tailored to your individual improvement. Your goals of cardiac rehab include:

  • Completing therapeutic exercises to increase strength and endurance
  • Maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle through education, motivation and support

What to Expect During Rehab

During cardiac rehab, you will attend an exercise class three times each week. Each session lasts approximately one hour. Along with exercise, we will discuss eating a heart-healthy diet, controlling high cholesterol, smoking cessation, regulation high blood pressure and stress management.

Who Is Eligible for Cardiac Rehab

Your doctor will discuss if cardiac rehab is right for you. Generally, this rehabilitation program is geared for individuals who have experienced:

  • Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Replacement or Replacement
  • Stable Angina
  • Stent Placement
  • And Other Heart Diseases

Your physician will refer you to cardiac rehab if you have experienced a heart event or procedure within the past 12 months. 

If you’re interested in learning more, please call us at Call863-419-2500

Acute Rehab

At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, rehabilitation for our inpatients is offered in a supportive, caring environment that focuses on your whole health. Here, we emphasize ability rather than disability and help our patients regain the confidence they need for recovery. We provide intensive occupational, speech and physical rehabilitation for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Amputations
  • Medical Conditions
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Polyarthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries and Tumors

Your occupational, speech and physical therapists are dedicated to delivering quality treatment that you need to heal and recover. You have the support and backing of a multidisciplinary team that’s focused on one thing – you. Physicians, therapists, dietitians, social workers, therapists and case workers work together to create a plan that will get you back to feeling like yourself again. 

And we’ll continue to support you on your road to recovery after you leave our hospital. Our outpatient rehab will continue to help you regain your strength, abilities and confidence so you can live life to the fullest.

Learn more about our acute inpatient rehab. Call us at Call863-419-2500.

Stroke and Neurological Rehab

Recovering from a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition is often complex. At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, our rehabilitation team is committed to help you regain strength, confidence and function so you can enjoy all life has to offer. 

Whether it’s helping you resume regular activities after an injury or providing strategies to manage a degenerative disease, your occupational, speech or physical therapist will help you meet your goals. 

We’re committed to being by your side for every step of your recovery, whatever your condition or diagnosis. Our therapists have extensive experience helping patients with a wide-range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nerve Injuries and Conditions
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Stroke

Learn more about how we can help you on your journey back to whole health. Call us at Call863-419-2500.

Urinary Incontinence Rehab

Millions of men and women in the U.S. suffer from urinary incontinence. For generations, incontinence was something that “just happened” as you got older, but thanks to recent advances in therapy and treatments – and a better understanding of the causes of urinary incontinence, there’s no need to suffer in silence any more. 

One effective way to help manage the symptoms of incontinence and gain better control over your bladder and its muscles is with pelvic floor therapy and urinary incontinence rehab. 

At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, our compassionate and understanding physical therapists will work with you to help you gain control – all in a supportive and empowering environment. 

We start by working to understand the cause of your urinary incontinence. Your physical therapist can also refer you to a physician if you need additional test or treatment. 

Once we better understand the source of your symptoms, we’ll create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Your physical therapy will focus on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles that control the bladder and improving their function. 

This targeted approach can help you gain control over your symptoms and reduce the need for pads, special undergarments, medication and possibly even surgery. Your physical therapist will also help educate you on ways your lifestyle can impact your bladder health, such as:

  • Behaviors that can help alleviate symptoms
  • Food and drink that can irritate the bladder
  • How to decrease urinary urge and frequency

Learn more about you can better manage urinary incontinence by calling Call863-419-2500.

Joint Replacement Rehab

Rehab after a joint replacement surgery is an important part of your recovery and offers many benefits. Physical therapy can:

  • Ease pain and swelling
  • Improve circulation to reduce risk of blood clots
  • Strengthen the joint and muscles
  • Regain range of motion
  • Return to normal activities

Getting moving shortly after surgery can be uncomfortable but beginning physical therapy just a few hours after recovery can help you heal faster and reduce your pain. A physical therapist will work with you each day in the hospital to help you get out of bed and use any necessary medical equipment, such as a cane or walker.

At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, physical therapy will also continue after your discharge from the hospital as outpatient rehab. You may work with your physical therapist once a week to continue your strengthening exercises. Your therapist will also ask you to practice at-home exercises. Be sure to follow any direction from your physical therapist and surgeon to help you stay safe on your road to recovery.

Talk to your doctor or physical therapist with any questions, concerns or new symptoms you experience. 

Post-Surgical Rehab

Recovering from any surgical procedure takes time – and our rehab team is here to help. We can coordinate care between your providers and occupational or physical therapist to help you regain function, rebuild strength and get back to your life after surgery.

Vestibular and Balance Rehab

If you have a condition that affects your balance, the AdventHealth Heart of Florida rehabilitation team can help. Our vestibular rehab is an exercise-based program that can help you reduce dizziness and improve your balance. Dizziness can feel different between people. Most commonly, it’s described as:

  • Feeling unsteady
  • Floating
  • Lightheaded
  • Spinning
  • Swaying
  • Tilting
  • Whirling
  • Woozy

During vestibular rehab, your physical therapist will assess your symptoms and medical history. Your physical therapist will also assess:

  • Arm strength
  • Balance
  • Inner ear exam
  • Leg strength and flexibility
  • Neck mobility and strength
  • Visual stability

After your evaluation, your physical therapist will create a plan that’s tailored to your needs. 

Vestibular rehab is often the only treatment necessary to manage your balance symptoms. 

Hand/Upper Extremity Rehab

Your hands and arms are an important way you experience life. It’s how you feel your surroundings, share your love and participate in many favorite activities. 

Being injured or having undergone a surgical procedure that affects your hand or arm can have a major impact on your ability to perform daily tasks in your life. Our rehab team can help minimize the impact through occupational and physical rehabilitation strategies and exercises.

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Get Back to the Life You Want to Live

If you’ve experienced a debilitating injury or illness or suffer from chronic pain, going through the motions of everyday life can be extremely difficult. The expert rehab team at AdventHealth Heart of Florida can help you get back to living your life more fully, so you don’t miss a beat.

Rehabilitation-Related Assessments

Wheelchair Assessment

As part of our comprehensive rehabilitation program, we can provide assessments of whether you may benefit from using a wheelchair, either in the short or long-term. 

Ergonomics/Return to Work Assessment

Our rehab team can provide professional recommendation on when you should return to work and if you’ll need any accommodations or restrictions when you return.