Rehabilitation physicians, or physiatrists, are medical doctors who treat injuries or illnesses that affect the brain, nerve, muscle and bone. They examine function as well as how people move. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems — from sore shoulders and spinal cord injuries to strokes and traumatic brain injuries. At Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute, our physiatrists manage the medical rehabilitation and overall care of our patients. A physiatrist attends team conferences and leads the team in the completion of the plan of care for each patient. Our physiatrists provide both inpatient and outpatient consultative services. And, they work closely with many of the other physicians that care for patients within Orlando Health — including neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, oncologists, anesthesiologists, and trauma physicians.
Orlando Health offers a wide range of Occupational Therapy services for individuals which may help restore function, improve mobility, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients with injuries or disease. Our Occupational Therapists work closely with patients to restore, maintain, and promote their overall fitness and wellness for healthier and more active lifestyles. Occupational therapy may be ordered for individuals who must relearn how to perform activities of daily living such as feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing, or may need to regain function after an upper extremity injury, or for those who may need to improve cognitive abilities. Evaluation and training is done to help patients function as independently as possible.
At Orlando Health, our physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients with injuries or disease. Our Physical Therapists work closely with patients to restore, maintain, and promote their overall fitness and wellness for healthier and more active lifestyles. Patients may include those who are recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, or have neurological conditions such as a stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis, individuals with orthopedic or sports related injuries, physical issues related to cancer and painful musculoskeletal problems.
Speech language pathology involves the diagnosis and treatment of speech, swallowing, voice, cognitive-communication and language disorders. A speech language pathologist (also sometimes called a speech therapist) is someone who has received specialized training in helping patients who have communication and swallowing difficulties. Communication and swallowing problems can result from a variety of causes such as a stroke, brain injury, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, neurological disease or developmental delay. Cognitive communication troubles may result in memory, attention, and other thinking problems.