Programs for Infants to Adults

Rehabilitation Services

Do you or a loved one have functional limitations or pain limiting your quality of life? If so, the rehabilitation team from Manatee Memorial Hospital can help. We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and specialty therapy services to help infant to adult patients restore and improve function.

Manatee Memorial Hospital offers three programs at two convenient locations:

Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Department at Manatee Memorial Hospital
206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208 — 941-745-7533

Physical Medicine Department at Manatee Memorial Hospital
206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208 — 941-745-7550

The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, A Service of Manatee Memorial Hospital
8770 East State Road 70
Bradenton, FL 34202 — 941-745-7559
(Off State Road 70 in the Ranch Lake Plaza)


Rehabilitation Types

Detailed information about the rehabilitation therapies we offer in our programs is provided below.

Physical Therapy

Outpatient physical therapy services are available at Outpatient Pediatric Therapy and Physical Medicine departments at Manatee Memorial Hospital and at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center. Highly trained physical therapists perform thorough evaluations and develop tailored treatment plans to help you or your loved one meet individual goals. Treatment sessions are one-on-one and provide hands-on treatment, manual techniques and exercises to help you move better and reduce pain.

Common conditions physical therapists treat include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Upper and lower extremity pain
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Neurological conditions, including cerebrovascular accident, Parkinson’s Disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Dizziness, balance and walking difficulties
  • Developmental delay and disability
  • Amputations
  • Swelling following cancer treatment or lymph node removal

Occupational Therapy

The Outpatient Pediatric Therapy and Physical Medicine departments at Manatee Memorial Hospital offer comprehensive occupational therapy services. Occupational therapists can help you or your loved one learn to care for themselves and return to a more productive living following surgery, injury or other conditions. The occupational therapists will focus on activities of daily living and functional skills to improve quality of life.

Other conditions treated by occupational therapists include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder, elbow or wrist dysfunction and post-surgical conditions
  • Upper extremity fracture, sprain or strain
  • Nerve injury
  • Self care challenges
  • Stroke recovery challenges

Speech Therapy

The Outpatient Pediatric Therapy and Physical Medicine departments at Manatee Memorial Hospital Manatee Memorial Hospital offer comprehensive speech language therapy services on site. Licensed speech language pathologists can help you or a loved one with problems involving swallowing, speech or language. Our therapists work with the patient and their family to help regain your ability to speak and/or swallow after stroke, throat surgery or other conditions which affect speech and language.

Some conditions speech pathologists treat include:

  • Speech or swallowing problems
  • Stroke recovery challenges
  • Language and voice disorders

A Matter of Balance — Managing Concerns About Falls

The A Matter of Balance program is a free eight-week class is designed to help adults manage falls and increase activity levels.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

The free eight-week class meets Wednesdays and will be facilitated by Suzanne Anderson, MSPT, DPT, Director, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, and Christie Castro, Right at Home-Private Duty.

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Specialty Therapy Services

The rehabilitation team at Manatee Memorial Hospital also provides specialty therapy services, including the following:

Advanced Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

We have specially trained therapists certified in the LSVT BIG™ and LSVT LOUD™ programs to assist those suffering the effects of Parkinson's Disease to move and communicate better.

Certified Hand Therapy

Our certified hand therapist may help you with surgical care both before and after surgery, pain management and splinting. Hand and finger tendon reconstruction surgeries and cumulative trauma suffered as a result of repetitive work are just a few areas of our hand therapist’s expertise. 

Lymphedema Management

Our specially trained and certified lymphedema therapists will design a program specific to you to help reduce and control your swelling. This may consists of a combination of manual techniques, compression therapy, bandaging exercise and patient/family education.

Neuro Rehabilitation

If you have had a stroke, have multiple sclerosis or balance and walking difficulties, our therapists will work with you to help you regain independence and lost function.

Return to Golf Programs

Our TPI-certified (Titleist Performance Institute) therapist can assess your golf swing and pinpoint swing faults that may lead to problems or re-injury. You will also be instructed in corrective exercises to help you return to the course as safely as possible.

Sports Physical Therapy

For those high school athletes, golfers and weekend warriors suffering injuries, we will help to return you to your sport as quickly and successfully as possible, performing at your best.

Vestibular Therapy

Do you have vertigo, dizziness or difficulty with balance? Our specially trained vestibular therapists can provide specific treatment strategies to reduce or eliminate your symptoms and return you to an active lifestyle.

Wound Care Management

Specially trained therapists will help to cleanse and dress your wound to assist with healing. They may also train you in exercises to maintain your mobility and strength. Once your wound has healed, special garments and techniques may be recommended to minimize scarring and prevent loss of mobility.


Post Rehab Fitness Programs

Once recovered, we can help you maintain your gains with a professionally supervised fitness program designed just for you. When you are ready, we can help you transition back into the fitness activities you enjoyed before illness or injury.

Get the therapy you need from our exceptional team of rehabilitation specialists. Please contact your doctor for a prescription for therapy and call us today to get started!

If you need a referral for rehabilitation services at Manatee Memorial Hospital, contact our free physician referral service at 941-708-8100.