Rehabilitation center in Port Charlotte, Florida

At Fawcett Memorial Hospital, we are dedicated to helping you recover from a medical condition or surgery so you can perform daily activities and resume your active life. We offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, including occupational therapy, speech therapy and aquatic therapy.

For more information or for a physician referral, please call (888) 685-1599.

Our rehabilitation team

The rehabilitation staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital have advanced certifications. Our clinicians' skills and knowledge are continually updated through education courses.

Our rehabilitation specialists include:

  • Certified athletic trainers
  • Certified hand therapists
  • Certified lymphedema therapist
  • Certified speech-language pathologist
  • Chaplin
  • Consulting physicians
  • Dietitian
  • Licensed and/or board-certified physical therapists
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiatrist (doctor of rehabilitation medicine)
  • Recreational therapists
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social worker

Outpatient rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation allows you to recover at home and travel to a clinic or hospital for treatment sessions, which usually last between 30 minutes to an hour.

Depending on your specific needs, your rehabilitation specialist will design a flexible plan to rejuvenate your physical capability, endurance, flexibility and strength.

We believe in a total approach to rehabilitation, which includes a combination of therapies and techniques to help you get back your quality of life.

Our outpatient rehab program also offers specialized services, including:

  • Advanced arm training program
  • Advanced foot drop system
  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Customized splinting
  • Electro-therapeutic point stimulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Voice therapy
  • Whirlpool for wound care

Conditions treated with outpatient rehabilitation

Our outpatient rehabilitation services accommodate the unique needs of patients of all ages. Our staff treats and manages the following conditions through a combination of therapies:

  • Acute and chronic orthopedic conditions
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological conditions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal fusion/laminectomy recovery
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Strokes
  • Total hip replacements
  • Total knee replacements
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Work-related injuries

Outpatient physical therapy

When health problems make it hard to do everyday tasks, physical therapy may help improve and restore your physical function and fitness level.

Our rehabilitation specialists develop a physical therapy plan that suits your recovery needs and progression, and a licensed physical therapy practitioner leads our individualized treatment sessions.

Physical therapy is designed to help you feel less pain when moving and can often be the best remedy for many short- or long-term health conditions, including:

  • Back pain or spinal conditions
  • Joint pain
  • Ligament or tendon conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Physically debilitating injuries
  • Sports-related injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Outpatient occupational therapy

Our occupational therapy program is designed to help you receive the assistance you need to lead an independent and productive life. Our occupational therapists help you practice the motions of daily activities to maintain or improve upon the skills required to do them.

Outpatient speech therapy

Speech therapy helps you focus on receptive language, which is the understanding of the words spoken to you. Practicing expressive language is also used, which is the ability to express oneself through words.

Speech therapy is often used after a traumatic accident or in stroke recovery.

Outpatient aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy is used to rehabilitate you after an injury or provide relief if you have a chronic illness. This therapy can make exercise easier and less painful. Water is also relaxing and helps relieve tight muscles and stimulates blood flow.

Our outpatient aquatic therapy may help you if you have experienced a stroke or have arthritis, joint pain, chronic back pain or spinal cord injuries.

Our outpatient rehabilitation location

Fawcett Sports & Rehab Services is not located on Fawcett Memorial Hospital's main campus.

Our address is:

Fawcett Sports & Rehab Services

3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 11
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

For more information, please call us at (941) 764-1333.

Inpatient rehabilitation

We are the only inpatient rehabilitation center in the Greater Charlotte County region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International.

Our inpatient rehabilitation program offers comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients requiring a coordinated intensive therapy approach. Our goal is to provide you with the multifaceted treatment you need to make a healthy return back to your normal life.

Our inpatient rehab facility is designed to provide ongoing care so that you can recover from a life-altering physical and neurological condition. We have 20 beds dedicated to our inpatient rehabilitation unit on the second floor of our hospital.

After your evaluation period, you, your family and your interdisciplinary team will establish a rehabilitation plan. Your schedule will include two or more therapy sessions for a minimum of three hours of therapy per day.

Your treatment plan may be reevaluated on a weekly, bi-weekly or as-needed basis. We facilitate team conferences where everyone involved in your recovery can get together, ask questions and make suggestions regarding your treatment.

In addition to open communication and feedback, we encourage family participation in program events, such as education, training sessions and recreational activities.

Conditions treated with inpatient rehabilitation

The majority of patients who are admitted to our inpatient rehab program have one or more of the following diagnoses:

  • Active polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or seronegative arthritis
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Congenital deformities
  • Fractures of femur or hip fractures
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases, polyneuropathy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease
  • Severe or advanced osteoarthritis or degenerative joint diseases
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Strokes
  • Systemic vasculitis with joint inflammation

Inpatient stroke recovery

The goal of stroke recovery through rehabilitation is to re-learn the necessary life skills that were taken away. This involves daily tasks like eating, getting dressed and learning how to walk again.

Inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Physical therapy for spinal cord injuries usually involves functional rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary team and a focus on upper extremity functional restoration.

Inpatient physical therapy

Physical therapy helps you regain your physical function and improve your fitness level. The goal of our inpatient physical therapy program is to make daily tasks and activities manageable again.

Inpatient occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists help you achieve independence and to become productive through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

Inpatient rehab admission

You may request your physician or caseworker initiate referral to the program. Patients may also be admitted from home, assisted living facilities, doctor’s offices, community skilled nursing facilities or after an inpatient hospitalization.

A rehabilitation specialist will perform an assessment before admission either personally, by medical chart review or both. You must be medically stable, willing and able to participate actively and responsive to verbal or visual stimuli. You must have a pre-morbid condition that indicates a potential for rehabilitation and a reasonable expectation for improvement.

Rehabilitative services are covered by Medicare and may be covered by other insurances if the patient meets admission criteria.

To refer someone to our inpatient rehab, please call us at (941) 624-8070.

Work-related injury recovery

If you are unable to return to work due to a work-related injury, we can help. We help patients with work-related injury complications, such as failed back syndrome, chemical dependency and severe deconditioning.

Workman's compensation evaluations

The interdisciplinary team at our occupational medicine department evaluates an injured employee's functionality.