Rehabilitation Therapy

Established and Highly Trained Therapy Staff

Our credentialed therapy staff and team of multidisciplinary providers offers one-on-one, individualized therapy and care including:

  • Critical Assessment
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dietician
  • Hemodialysis
  • Laboratory and Pharmacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Consultations
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Pathology

Conditions Treated:

  • Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction
  • Stroke
  • Cardio-Pulmonary
  • Other Neurological Disorders
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Amputee
  • Orthopedic Disorders, Injuries, Surgery Rehab
  • Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Deconditioning
  • Other Medically Complex conditions such as:
    • Neoplasms
    • Circulatory Disorders
    • Debility Infections
    • Medical/Surgical Complications
    • Disabling Impairments

If you have options between choosing a skilled nursing facility versus onsite inpatient rehabilitation here are some differences that may help you in your decision making process.

Provider/PlanAcute RehabilitationSkilled Nursing





  • Physiatrists (i.e., MD specializing in rehabilitation medicine)
  • Physician rounds daily with 24-hour availability

  • Any physician
  • Every 30 days minimum




  • Specialized in rehabilitation
  • 24-hour RN coverage
  • Average of 1 nurse and nurse tech per 7 patients

  • Not mandated
  • Not mandated
  • Minimum of 1 nurse per 40 residents and one CNA per 20 residents
  • On-site pharmacist available for consults with physicians, nurses, and other heath care providers on appropriate medicine usage and dosing for the individual patient.
  • Off-site services





  • Minimum 3 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • 1-2 hours adjunct therapy on weekends
  • Therapy programs developed and tailored to meet patients individual needs

  • Not mandated
  • Not mandated
Pre-Admission Screening
  • Licensed clinical liaison evaluates with physiatrist
  • No minimum hospital stay required
  • Not mandated
  • 3-Day hospital inpatient stay required
Interdisciplinary Team
  • MD, nursing, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, medical nutritional therapist, respiratory, psychologist, social worker, discharge planner
  • Not mandated
Treatment Plans
  • Individual Rehabilitation needs identified by Interdisciplinary Team with daily review of patient plans. Patient and family are involved in rehabilitation goals, which are realistic in moving the patient towards maximum independence.
  • Not mandated
  • Reviewed every 30 days
  • Functional goals to achieve maximum independence
  • Not mandated

Our Results

We follow the CMS Quality Indicators which is the government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid nationally ranked tool that measures your ability to care for yourself. There are two main areas measured - Self-Care and Mobility. Self care measures eating, oral hygiene, dressing and toileting. Mobility measures your ability in transferring (from bed to chair, to toilet and to car), walking/wheelchair mobility, picking up objects and going up and down steps. The total Self-Care and Mobility change in a patient's condition after therapy equals the increase in function from admission to discharge on the Rehabilitation Unit. Our rankings are above the national average in these two areas of care for inpatient rehabilitation and comparable to other Inpatient Rehabilitation Units in our service area. Visit for more information about our rankings.

Admission to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at AdventHealth Tampa

Medicare pays for the cost of inpatient rehabilitation, provided admission criteria are met and treatment compliance is maintained. The Medical Director approves all admissions according to admission criteria guidelines. This process is subject to Medicare Review.

Insurance, medical assistance and managed care benefits will be verified prior to admission and pre-authorization for admission obtained. This is not a guarantee of payment. Throughout a patient's stay, the rehabilitation liaison will work with the insurance case manager to obtain continued authorization.

Private payment can be arranged through AdventHealth Tampa's Patient Financial Services office. Third party funding sources such as worker's compensation and vocational rehabilitation can be explored as needed in addition to, or with limitation of, other payer sources.

Referral sources, patients and families will be offered alternative placement options when persons referred do not meet the requirements for admission to the program.

To learn more about our programs and admission criteria, call Call813-615-7565.