Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute is a CARF accredited comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility. Our services extend to include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, nurse case management, and neuropsychology services. Whether you are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, have balance issues, are an athlete returning to play, have had a joint replacement, or are undergoing cancer treatments, our staff is specialized to assist you with your recovery. Our therapists have the entire Orlando Health system available to help you meet your goals. We will work with you and your family to answer your questions, expedite your recovery, and give you the tools that you need to maintain the lifestyle you are looking for.
Our therapists are knowledgeable and experienced at working with different age groups, multiple diagnoses, and varying activity levels. We provide comprehensive therapy services for adolescents, adults and seniors. Our Outpatient Rehabilitation services and programs include the following:
- Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center (BIRC)- designated BSCIP center for the State of Florida
- Spinal Cord Injuries - designated BSCIP center for the State of Florida
- Other neurological diagnoses (Brain tumor, Neuromuscular Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis)
- Balance and Vestibular Deficits
- Modified Barium Swallow Studies
- Neck, and Back injuries
- Joint sprains and strains
- Post operative therapy
- Temporomandibular Joint Pain
- Post Trauma injuries
- Hand injuries
- Sports Medicine
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Lymphedema and Oncology Services
- Women's Health
- Wheel Chair Evaluations
- Amputees Care
- Rehabilitation Driving Evaluations
- Digitized Dynamic Functional Capacity Evaluation
- Worksite Assessments
- Certified Sportsmetrics? Program
What to expect when you schedule your first appointment
Our offices offer varying appointment times depending on location. Our receptionists will ask for your reason for seeking therapy, and any other information pertinent to scheduling you appropriately. Please make sure that your insurance information is available when you call to schedule, and that you have your physician's prescription handy.
What to wear to your first appointment
Bring with you a copy of your insurance card, physicians prescription, and photo identification. Please come dressed in comfortable attire that allows you to move in a multitude of positions. Short dresses, small shorts, and flip flops are not appropriate.
The day of your first appointment
Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes earlier than your appointment time to complete necessary paperwork prior to your scheduled time. This allows your therapist to spend the complete allotted time with you while you are here at our clinic. You will receive a folder with copies of all the paperwork that you have completed as well as the business card of the therapist treating you. Your total appointment time will last approximately one hour per service (some specialties will require longer timeframes, and you will be notified of that at time of appointment scheduling). You will receive an initial evaluation, one on one instruction with the therapist, and handouts to insure that you complete your program correctly at home.
Commonly Asked Questions
How often will you be coming in?
This will vary as to your diagnosis, physician's prescription, and personal schedule. Your therapist or rehab team will help to determine an appropriate plan that fits your individual needs, compliments your physician's care, and to help to return you to your prior level of function as efficiently as possible.
Will I always work with the same person?
At Orlando Health we pride ourselves in licensed staff providing quality patient care. We provide therapy services planned, directed, and implemented by a licensed physical/ occupational/ or speech and language pathologists. Our licensed physical therapy assistants work one on one with our therapists to continue the plan of care that your therapist developed. We do not utilize exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, or aides to plan, treat, or evaluate your care.
Every effort is made to schedule you with your evaluating therapist, however should schedule conflicts arise, we will work with you and your therapist to have you scheduled with an appropriate member of our team. Depending on your diagnosis you may benefit from seeing one or more of our therapists at each or subsequent appointment(s). This will be discussed with you on the date of your initial evaluation. If the nurse case manager is part of your treatment program, the same nurse will follow you from the time of admission through the discharge process.
How much will I have to pay for therapy?
Our office staff will verify your benefits before the day of your appointment. We will then inform you of those benefits on the day of your appointment. If you wish to know in advance, please call your insurance company or call our office the afternoon before your appointment. It is the patient's responsibility to inform the office of any insurance changes.
If you not not have insurance please contact us for information regarding payment options. We will make every efffort to work with you enabling you to get the care you need.
Can I schedule treatment for the same day I am seen for my initial evaluation?
No. We will schedule only one evaluation appointment over the phone. However, once you come in for your evaluation, we can then schedule further appointments. The opportunity for education and treatment is possible on some evaluation sessions.
What do I do if I need to cancel an appointment?
We understand that sometimes things come up where you can not make it to your appointment; however our time is just as valuable and important as yours. We ask that you call within 24 hours of your of your scheduled appointment time to cancel. In accordance with Orlando Health policy you may be charged a $25.00 fee if you do not show for your scheduled appointment.
What should I bring with me on my first visit?
Please bring your photo ID, insurance card(s), and prescription (doctor's orders) from your doctor and any other pertinent information.
2012 Scope of Service
At the Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute we’re proud to have some of the most advanced technology to assist our patients on their path to recovery. We recently acquired new technology that we’re very excited to introduce to our patients when it’s appropriate for their care. These devices, made by Bioness, may help patients to avoid dragging their foot and tripping when walking, or assist them with grasping an object with their hand. The devices are worn on the lower leg or the forearm and use a computer controlled electrical stimulation system that sends low-level electrical impulses to muscles in order to assist in movement. The devices promote earlier and safer ambulation for our patients, as well as restore patient independence with activities of daily living.