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The Plan You Need

For The Life You Deserve

You wake up with a sense of purpose and spend each day in active pursuit of the things you love. Or you did, before an accident or injury started slowing you down. At AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, our team of physical therapists and sports medicine physicians can help you heal and strengthen your body. We offer cardiac and pulmonary rehab along with specialized physical, occupational, and speech therapies, tailored to your specific diagnosis. If needed, we can also provide board-certified orthopedic surgeons to help oversee your care. Either way, we're here to help you get back to enjoying your life again.

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

Physical Therapists by Your Side

Every Step You Take

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A Team of Experts Providing Personalized Care

As you know, injuries happen despite your best efforts to avoid them. When they do, you need a dedicated team of experts to help you down the road to recovery. At AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, we provide a comprehensive team of physical therapists and other specialists who focus on providing the care you need. We take the time to understand your situation, answer all your questions, and provide emotional and spiritual support to help you face each day with confidence. With your personalized care plan in hand, we make sure you receive the support and attention of the experts you need, including:

  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Cardiac Rehab Specialists
  • Certified Hand Therapists
  • Certified McKenzie Physical Therapists – for reduced spinal pain, improved movement, and preventive education
  • Massage Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Pulmonary Rehab Specialists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Sports Medicine Physicians

When you need the support of a skilled and experienced Sports and Rehab Care team, we're here to walk beside you on your quest for wellness — today and in the future.

Maximize Your Potential with Preventive Tests and Screenings

Whether you’ve recently suffered a sports injury or illness, or you're an elite athlete working to elevate your game, our Sports Performance Lab gives you access to experts and a wide range of assessments and screenings aimed at keeping you strong and maximizing your abilities, including:

  • Baseline and Post Injury Neurocognitive Concussion Tests
  • Biomechanical Assessments
  • Jump Mechanics Screening
  • Kinesio Training
  • MRIs
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Personal Training
  • Photo and Video Motion Analysis
  • X-Rays

We provide the care to help you avoid any obstacles to your health and performance goals. Whether you're a pro or a weekend warrior, we’re dedicated to your whole-person health — now and for years to come.

Leading-Edge Treatments for Faster Healing

Using many of the newest evidence-based techniques, your team at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel will work closely with you to develop a Sports and Rehab Care plan that best fits your needs. Our outpatient rehabilitation programs in our Health and Wellness Center offers some of the newest therapeutic techniques, whether your goal is to heal from injury or illness, or improve your already stellar performance. We provide the plan, expertise, and innovation to help you regain your ability and keep you healthy as you move forward, including:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Communication and Language Disorders in Adults
  • Concussion Treatment
  • Hand Therapy – Our certified hand therapists have extensive and specialized experience helping people strengthen their hands and regain free movement.
  • Injury Prevention
  • Kinesio Training
  • LSVT BIG Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy – Our specialized therapists have a range of experience helping you perform daily activities with more ease.
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy – By strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, our highly trained therapists can help you find more strength and control over bladder, bowel, and sexual functions.
  • Personal Training
  • Pulmonary Rehab
  • Speech and Language Pathology Services – We can help you regain your voice and communication skills with specialized cognitive, voice, and dysphagia services for both adults and children.
  • Spine Therapy
  • Voice Therapy

We also offer a research-based, life-changing spinal therapy called the McKenzie Method, or Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. This specialized treatment option has shown miraculous results and has even helped some people regain their ability to walk and live a pain-free life. Our dedicated McKenzie physical therapists assess your pain, identify the cause, and create an individualized treatment plan to help restore your mobility and reduce your discomfort.

When it comes to reclaiming the active life you love, you want to have every option. At AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, that's exactly what we aim to provide — with compassion and comfort.

Go With the Program the Pros Choose

Injury prevention is important, whether you’re on the verge of athletic greatness or a weekend warrior playing pick-up games with friends. That’s why we developed our Sports Medicine and Performance program, a comprehensive approach to help you overcome injury and stay as healthy as possible, no matter how serious your game. Through the program, we provide athlete assessments, Kinesio training, nutrition coaching, personal training, and more. Should you need more-advanced care for an injury or illness, we offer a wide range of non-invasive procedures, including concussion treatments. And if surgery is the next step, you’ll have a board-certified orthopedic surgeon on your team.

Whatever your skill level, we’re here to provide the injury prevention you want and the care you need so you can keep playing the game you love.

Sports Performance Lab

A comprehensive program to identify and correct dysfunctional movement that impedes maximum sports performance and increases the risk of acute and overuse injuries, like ACL tears, shin splints, tendonitis, elbow pain, shoulder pain and ankle injuries.

Program Details 
The program consists of a customized biomechanical assessment, development of a comprehensive individualized plan and personalized corrective exercise (Kinesio training.)

Athlete Assessment

A comprehensive assessment of:

  • balance, strength, stability and mobility
  • functional movement
  • core stability
  • head-to-toe strength & range of motion measurements
  • photo and video motion analysis
  • jump mechanics screening
  • baseline neurocognitive concussion test

Kinesio Training 
1-on-1 or small group training with a certified athletic trainer to correct identified biomechanical deficiencies. This customized neuromuscular intervention program pre-programs efficient movement patterns proven to reduce the risk of injury and enhance athletic performance.

Benefits

  • Identify and correct dysfunctional movement
  • Enhance functional movement quality to maximize sports performance and prevent injury
  • Personal and small group neuromuscular training with a certified athletic trainer
  • Improve balance and core stability in jumping, landing, squatting and sport specific movements
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Sports and Rehab Care You Can Count On

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Outpatient Rehabilitation

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About our Outpatient Services

To book an appointment, call Call813-929-5407

 

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is committed to providing comprehensive care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our outpatient rehabilitation department is located within the 50,000-square-foot Health & Wellness Center on the campus of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. We offer a specialized rehabilitation services including occupational therapy, speech and language pathology services, and physical therapy – with therapists who specialize in back, neck, spine therapy, lymphedema therapy and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

 

  • Physical Therapy – Adults and Children (Based on the child’s condition and need. No infants or toddlers.) Specializing in the McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) for back, neck and spine pain.
  • Occupational Therapy – Adults and Children 
  • Hand Therapy
  • Speech and Language Pathology Services – Adults and Children 
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy
  • Spine Therapy
  • Lymphedema Therapy/Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
Physical Therapy

Our licensed physical therapists are continually trained in the newest, evidence-based techniques from around the world. Because each individual is physically unique, treatment program is highly personalized and provided through one-on-one sessions. Our treatment plans include hands-on manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue and joint mobilization combined with therapeutic exercises customized for each patient. This plan targets the specific areas of the body that need mobility, flexibility, strength and stability in order to restore function. This combination of manual therapy and custom exercise represents a groundbreaking advance in physical therapy.

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel’s outpatient rehabilitation department is equipped with the latest technology, including the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, which is a great rehabilitation tool for patients recovering from surgery or injury. The AlterG offers a revolutionary approach to rehabilitation, the ability to defy gravity and work toward regaining function.

Our Specialties

In addition to all general therapy services our highly specialized therapists offer the following sub-specialties:

  • Pelvic Floor Therapy
  • Spine Therapy
  • Orthopedic and Neurological Disorders
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Balance/Vestibular Disorders
  • TMJ/TMD (jaw pain)
  • Manual Therapy
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Neuro-mobilization
Occupational Therapy

If you are recovering from an accident or injury, your daily activities may be disrupted. Occupational therapy allows people to do the activities they want and need to do. An occupational therapist will evaluate your situation and develop individualized goals that allow you to resume normal daily activities. After you develop goals with your occupational therapist, you will work together on a specific plan to help improve or maintain your ability to perform daily activities and reach your goal of getting back to your lifestyle. Additionally, here at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel our occupational therapists have certain advanced training and specialties. These specialties include:

  • Hand therapy
  • LSVT BIG – Specialized rehabilitation program for treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Fabrication of custom orthotics for the upper extremity. This includes fabrication of static, static progressive and dynamic orthotics.
  • Neurological rehabilitation for treatment of patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or stroke.
  • Aquatic therapy
Hand Therapy

Disorders of the upper extremity can limit a person’s everyday way of life. It can limit a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. These types of conditions often require specialized treatment beyond everyday physical or occupational therapy. Due to the complex anatomy, proper treatment is best managed by a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of the upper extremity and has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Typical conditions treated by a CHT include, but are not limited to:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tendon repair
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Amputation
  • Pre-and post-surgical recovery

Treatments can include:

  • ROM activities to increased mobility and function of a joint
  • Techniques to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Generalized coordination and strengthening programs
  • Fabrication and customization of orthotics including static, static progressive, and dynamic orthotics
Speech And Language Pathology Services

Our speech-language pathologists are specialists who provide evaluation and treatment for a variety of speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders to both adults and children.

To book an appointment, call Call813-929-5407 .

Our Services

Communication and Language Disorders in Adults – Speech-language pathologists evaluate, educate and train patients and families learning new ways to communicate following stroke and other neurological disorders. Common communication disorders treated include:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysfluency (Stuttering)

Cognitive Therapy – Cognitive training helps improve each patient’s attention and concentration. Patients and families learn compensatory strategies, new ways to cope or manage mild to moderate memory loss. Cognitive problems treated include:

  • Attention
  • Concentration
  • Memory
  • Visual perceptual
  • Reasoning and problem solving

Voice Therapy – This program is effective in increasing loudness, allowing the patient to fulfill his or her daily voice and/or speech communication needs. Treatment may include phonation exercises and vocal hygiene; to help prevent vocal fatigue, vocal loss and hoarseness.

Dysphagia – Speech-language pathologists work closely with radiologists to evaluate swallowing using modified barium swallow studies to help determine the cause of the swallowing problem as a result of:

  • Stroke
  • Cancer surgery
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux)
  • Progressive neurological disorders
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Treatment typically includes management of:
  • Diet and food texture recommendations
  • Swallow management
  • Compensatory swallowing techniques and VitalStim Therapy

Speech and Language Disorders in Children – Communication is a vital part of our society. Speech therapy is a fun learning experience that helps children develop skills to become confident and successful communicators. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving receptive and expressive language skills
  • Promoting socialization with family, peers and teachers
  • Facilitating play skills
  • Improving production of sounds so your child can be understood
  • Improving oral motor strength for speech, eating and swallowing
  • Providing home programs for improving speech, language
Pelvic Floor Therapy

Physical Therapy for pelvic health focuses on improving function of pelvic floor muscles and pelvic girdle that are essential to supporting your core, bowel, bladder, and sexual function. This therapy is offered to both men and women. Our therapists have advanced training in this subspecialty of physical therapy to help manage your condition.

To book an appointment, call Call813-929-5407

What conditions can benefit from this type of physical therapy?

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy:

  • Urge/Stress/Mixed Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention, Frequency, Urgency
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Prolapse, Post Prolapse Repair
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Vaginismus
  • Coccydynia, Sciatica, Hip Pain
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Care
  • Post Abdominal Surgery
  • Prostatitis
  • Post Prostatectomy
  • Post-operative, Post-radiation, or Post-chemotherapy Care for Incontinence or Pain for Gynecological Cancers

How can Physical Therapy help your condition?

 

Pelvic floor therapy is a conservative way to manage your symptoms of pain or dysfunction. Our treatment approach is individualized to treat your specific condition. Upon your first visit, your physical therapist will thoroughly explain the results of your evaluation and immediately begin steps towards helping you achieve your goals. We understand the need for modesty and have private treatment rooms for complete discretion. You will be scheduled with the same therapist for one-on-one treatment each time.

Treatment may include:

  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Relaxation Exercises or Techniques
  • Postural Assessment and Education
  • Manual Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Modalities: Ultrasound, Cold Laser, Cold/Hot Therapy
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Self-Care Programs
Spine Therapy

The McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), involves research-based, active movements and education. A certified McKenzie physical therapist assesses the pain through a series of safe movements, creates a treatment plan to reduce pain and help restore movement, along with providing the educational tools that will help to prevent pain from returning.

To book an appointment, call Call813-929-5407 .

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema Therapy is a service provided by the physical therapy department at Inspiration Place. The therapists working with lymphedema patients have received specialized training and are certified in lymphedema management.  

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a condition of excessive fluid accumulation in the body’s tissues, generally as a result of an injury or mechanical disruption of the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is comprised of vessels and lymph nodes that travel throughout the body, like the circulatory system of veins and arteries. The two main purposes of the lymphatic system are:

  1. Carry fluid from the body’s extra-cellular tissues, ultimately returning it to the circulatory system.
  2. Works with the immune system, filtering out bacteria and toxins.
  3. If the lymphatic system is compromised, protein-rich fluid accumulates in a region of the body, such as an arm, leg or in the trunk.  This swelling can cause symptoms of pain, sense of heaviness, weakness, numbness and tingling, skin integrity changes, and can lead to cellulitis (infection). 

What are the Causes of Lymphedema?

  1. Surgery:  Any surgeries which involve removal of lymph nodes or vessels.  Breast cancer surgeries are most commonly associated with lymphedema of the upper extremities.  Abdominal and pelvic surgeries can also result in lower extremity lymphedema.
  2. Radiation:  Radiation treatment can result in scarring and damage to lymph vessels and nodes.
  3. Chronic Venous Insufficiency:  CVI of the lower extremities can overload the lymphatic system and eventually result in lymphedema.
  4. Primary Lymphedema:  Congenital malformations of the lymphatic system can occur.  Although an individual is born with a malfunctioning system, the symptoms of lymphedema may not occur until later in life.
  5. Trauma:  Any trauma leading to lymphatic system injury may result in lymphedema.

What is Lymphedema Therapy:

  1.  Lymphedema therapy is a multi-faceted program, involving a personalized treatment plan for each patient.  It is called Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and involves:
  2. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) - specialized massage technique that is designed to remove lymphatic fluid from a region of the body effectively. 
  3. Compression:  Compression of an extremity is the most important component in removing accumulated fluid.  Multiple options are available, though the gold standard treatment is performing a compression bandaging phase.  Afterward, a compression garment assessment is completed with guidance on how to obtain an appropriate sleeve or stocking(s). 
  4. Manual Therapy:  In some cases, specialized manual therapy techniques are required to reduce cording or fibrosis in a region.
  5. Patient Education:  The ultimate goal of therapy is to empower each patient with the knowledge of how to best manage their symptoms.  This includes education regarding skin care and lymphedema precautions to reduce the risk of complications.
  6. Exercise:  Appropriate exercises can assist in reducing swelling, as well as in regaining range of motion and strength of an affected region following surgery.    

We aspire to treat the whole person affected by lymphedema and will customize a treatment plan that is optimal in achieving each patient’s goals.

An Elite Team of Experts

A Customized Playbook

It can be 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.