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Get Back to Your Life

With a Rehab Plan Just for You

From walking and running to jumping and throwing, your body is an amazing vessel. At AdventHeath Waterman, formerly Florida Hospital Waterman, we’re here to help you heal and strengthen it. Whether you’ve suffered a recent injury or are overcoming setbacks from a chronic illness, our Rehabilitation Institute offers a team of physical therapists and other professionals dedicated to helping you heal. Guided by your goals, we provide a wide range of therapies and sports rehabilitation treatments for injury and illness, including osteoarthritis, sports injuries, chronic conditions, or overuse issues like joint pain. If your needs call for more advanced treatment, a certified orthopedic surgeon will oversee your care. Either way, you’ll collaborate with our team to create a personalized rehab plan to help you reclaim your life.

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

Specialists by Your Side

For the Care You Deserve

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Rehab From Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine Specialists and Other Experts

When you’re recovering from a recent injury or dealing with issues related to chronic illness, the road back to wellness is about more than just your body. At AdventHealth Waterman, formerly Florida Hospital Waterman, you’ll work closely with a specially trained team of physical therapists and other experts committed to healing your body, easing your mind, and lifting your spirits. By creating an individualized rehabilitation treatment plan designed specifically for you, we are able to provide you with the care you need, delivered by the qualified specialists you deserve, including:

  • Hand Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
Specialty Therapies for Your Personal Care

You’re ready to get back to the dynamic life you enjoy — a morning jog with the dog or an evening walk with the kids. At AdventHealth Waterman, we’re here to help those in the Tavares community do exactly that. We offer you the latest evidence-based treatments and specialty therapies, all delivered by a dedicated team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other experts.

The first step is developing an accurate diagnosis. From there, you and your team will collaborate to create a rehab plan that gets to the bottom of treating your specific injury or condition. In both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings, you’ll have access to a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac and Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Hand Therapy
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurological Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pilates-Based Rehabilitation
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Vestibular and Balance Therapy
  • Women’s Health Therapy
Promoting Wellness for Every Part of You

You want whole-person health: body, mind, and spirit. We want that for you, too. That’s one of the reasons we developed the Conry CREATION Life Center, which provides activities to awaken your mind and energize your spirit. From cooking and fitness classes to diabetes prevention and support groups, we’re dedicated to inspiring you to find a better way to live — and helping you achieve it — through our eight principles of CREATION Life:

  • Choice
  • Rest
  • Environment
  • Activity
  • Trust
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Outlook
  • Nutrition
Care for the Future of Your Health

If your body is strong and healthy, the team at AdventHealth Waterman is here to help you keep it that way. We’re committed to providing you with the whole-person care you deserve, so you can thrive in the years to come. To help identify any obstacles that might come down the road before they turn into concerns, we offer a wide range of screenings and tests, including:

  • Bone Densitometry (DXA) Scans
  • CT Scans
  • Diagnostic X-Rays
  • MRIs
  • Ultrasounds
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Slow and Steady Wins

Sports and Rehab Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. Get the care and support you need to get back in the game.

Direct Access Rehab

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No Referral Needed for Physical Therapy

Do you have a sore muscle? Old sports injury? Or a sprained ankle? Well, you can save time and money by going directly to physical therapy (PT) without the need for a physician referral. Florida is a direct-access state that allows patients to seek treatment for PT without going to your doctor first for non-serious or recurring injuries. 

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or marathon runner, AdventHealth Waterman Rehab can get you quickly back in the game. To ensure quality care, our direct-access physical therapists undergo additional training and testing.

To make an appointment, call Call352-253-3892.

Want to know more about Direct Access Rehab? Watch our video.

Direct Benefits
  • Convenient access
  • Decreased cost
  • Faster recovery
  • Low-risk care — no surgery, injections, drugs or radiation
Patients and Injuries

We can help professional athletes with recurring sports injuries, long-distance runners and existing patients that we’ve treated previously. Those with back pain that disappears and then reappears during certain activities. Or those adverse to surgery, injections or drugs. If it doesn’t require an emergency-room visit — such as a sore shoulder that is still painful weeks after your flag-football game — you should try direct-access physical therapy for relief.

  • Injuries that fail to heal
  • Non-emergency injuries
  • Recurring back pain
  • Sprains, strains, aches or pains
Why Physical Therapy?

Our physical therapists perform a full musculoskeletal evaluation to determine if this is the correct treatment for your injury. These specialized tests — which take into account medical history, how the injury occurred and how the tissue is healing — are used to find the root cause of the problem. Then a care plan is created to address your specific recovery needs. Generally, the earlier a patient intervenes with therapy, the fewer visits that are required for the injury. If the consensus is that physical therapy will not help your particular injury, we’ll refer you to a specialist to assist you.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Wear clothing that will allow the therapist to see the area of concern, and that will enable you to move through a full range of motion so your injury can be accurately evaluated. Additionally, please bring shoes that you would use for exercise.

An Elite Team of Experts

A Customized Playbook

It’s a difficult balancing act: You want to re-engage in your active life. But you also need to take the time to heal. We're here to help you stay on a safe and steady course to recovery. Using your customized care plan as their guide, our multidisciplinary team will connect you to the medical professionals, community resources, and local support services you need to help you get back to doing all the things you love.