Orthopedic Physical Therapy at Tampa General Hospital
Orthopedic physical therapy is often an essential part of a patient¡¯s treatment and rehabilitation plan. A variety of targeted techniques can be used to help ¡°re-train¡± the muscles, joints, and tendons after orthopedic surgery, increasing the patient¡¯s mobility and range of motion while decreasing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Tampa General Hospital¡¯s Joint Center has a gym where necessary physical therapy services are provided to patients who meet inclusion criteria. The amount of rehabilitative care that a patient may require can depend on several factors. On average, patients admitted into TGH¡¯s Rehabilitation Center for post-procedure care typically remain for 15 days before discharge. While the frequency of therapy services are dependent upon a patient¡¯s individual needs, patients are typically scheduled for at least three hours of therapy a day for a minimum of five days a week. Therapy services are available seven days a week. The patient¡¯s orthopedic care team at TGH will ultimately determine if inclusion criteria for orthopedic physical therapy services is met. Some of the specific admission criteria include:
- Must be medically stable and non-ventilator dependent
- Must need comprehensive inpatient rehab as determined by a physiatrist
- Must be able to follow commands and actively participate in therapy, and be able to tolerate three hours of therapy per day (or 15 hours per week on a modified therapy schedule)
- Must be approved by insurance company for admission to inpatient rehab
Led by a board-certified physician, the rehabilitation team at TGH draws on the expertise of physicians, nurses, physical, occupational and recreational therapists, psychologists, and case managers to administer a comprehensive orthopedic physical therapy program and deliver compassionate care around the clock. Additionally, TGH uses advanced technologies and adaptive techniques to support our patients¡¯ recovery. ?
Tampa General Hospital¡¯s Rehabilitation Center¡¯s inpatient physical therapy programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). If you have received care for an , speak to members of your care team to see if you meet inclusion criteria for inpatient orthopedic physical therapy services.