Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation provides comprehensive services to patients in the Central Florida community and beyond. Inpatient rehabilitation services are located on the 12th and 14th floors of ORMC's North Tower. Inpatient services help recently hospitalized individuals to transition safely to their home environment.

Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our 4 specialty programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.

The rehabilitation team includes physiatrists, certified rehabilitation registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, registered dieticians, neuropsychologists, recreational therapists and social workers who collaborate to assist each patient in meeting their individualized rehabilitation goals. OHRI is proud to offer some of the most advanced technology to assist our patients on their path to recovery: Zero G Treadmill Training, Upper and Lower Extremity Bioness, Armeo, Pressure Mapping Systems, and Virtual Reality Training, just to name a few. Holistic and patient-centered care is our primary goal as we assist you and your family in overcoming barriers and coordinate safe transition back to home and the community.

Who are the populations we serve at Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation?

Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation includes but is not limited to the compassionate care of patients with the following diagnoses:

  • Stroke 
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputations
  • Majory multiple trauma
  • Femur/hip fracture
  • Neurological disorders (Guillain Barra, Multiple Sclerosis etc.)
  • Burns
  • Orthopedics – including Multiple Fracture, Complex Joint Replacement and Laminectomies

How Do I Get Admitted to Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation?

To be considered eligible for our program, you must meet the following guidelines:

  • Have an appropriate diagnosis, such as those listed above
  • Be able to tolerate three hours of therapy 
  • Be expected to benefit from inpatient rehabilitation, to achieve functional improvement to prepare for your discharge home
  • Have adequate support of family and caregivers for a safe discharge home
  • Have authorization from your insurance company, if applicable

A referral can be made by the social worker, case manager or the patient’s family. If you are interested in finding out more information about our program or making a referral, please contact the referral line at 321-841-4161.

A Day at Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation: What is Rehab like?

At OHRI our comprehensive team will quickly establish a routine that provides structure to your day. If you or your family member is a patient at Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation, these are some of the things you can expect:

  • Engaging in daily self-care routine 
  • Participating in a minimum of 3 hours of therapy at least 5 times a week
  • Opportunities to engage with other patients during meal time, recreational activities, peer support and support groups for patients and families. We find that often patients encourage each and even bond while going through the rehab process together
  • Meals provided in the patient dining room 
  • Learning to manage medications and medical care
  • Practicing home management tasks; such as, meal planning and preparation, laundry, or cleaning. 
  • Local community outings; for example, grocery shopping, dining out, or a movie
  • Becoming independent with your daily exercise program
  • Comprehensive family training and education 
  • Home Evaluations and equipment recommendations 

Scope of Service

Below we have provided our Scope of Service documents that detail each of our accredited rehabilitation programs. Within these documents, you’ll find answers to questions such as:

  • How does someone become a patient or get admitted?
  • Who is an appropriate candidate for the Spinal Cord Injury Program?
  • What type of specialists work at Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation?
  • What services are offered for Brain Injury patients?
  • How does Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation help Stroke patients recover? 

There is detailed information for you in each of these Scope of Service documents, so you can understand how our programs operate.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Scope of Services

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