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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Outpatient Rehabilitation

The Aventura Outpatient Rehabilitation Center provides a unique rehabilitation setting by offering a variety of services in one location including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Hand Therapy and Lymphedema.

Team Approach

To ensure a well-balanced treatment approach, the Aventura Outpatient Rehabilitation Center has the ability to combine therapy services. The staff and administration at our facility pride themselves on working together as a team in order to promote quality, patient-driven care.

The team approach not only enhances the patient’s rehabilitation but also provides the patient and their family members with additional support and access to a variety of services.

As a department of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, the Aventura Outpatient Rehabilitation Center has the ability to work closely with the hospital care team and discharge planners in order to provide a thorough continuum of care from inpatient to outpatient services.

Professional Staff

Aventura Outpatient Rehabilitation Center facility staff includes:

  • Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists
  • Certified Hand Therapists
  • Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapists
  • Certified Vital Stim Therapists

Our staff, specifically trained and dedicated to treating individuals who require rehabilitation, works as a team to care for you.

Conditions Treated with Rehabilitation Therapies

Some of the conditions we routinely treat at our Rehabilitation Center include:

Types of Therapies Offered at the Rehabilitation Center

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy treatment is aimed at restoring strength and movement to the affected area of the body, as well as restoring proper walking, balance and transfer skills.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy utilizes a client-centered evaluation that identifies deficits in the ability to perform self-care, home management, and outside activities, including work that results in an upper extremity injury, condition, or neurological disorder. Occupational Therapists address the physical, cognitive, and mental challenges accompanying the injury or condition and can teach compensatory techniques to allow each individual to return to his/her highest level of performance in his/her valued occupation. The ultimate goal is the patient’s return to participation in his/her daily activities.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy completes our team approach by evaluating and treating a patient’s ability to effectively communicate through speech and language skills.

Speech Therapy also evaluates and treats swallowing disorders to ensure the patient is able to safely eat the least restrictive diet. Videofluoroscopic swallow studies may be performed to further evaluate the swallowing disorder.

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders may benefit from the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a technique for improving the voice volume of patients. In addition, patients with cognitive issues also receive treatment to improve their communication skills.

Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is a swelling of an extremity caused by an accumulation of protein-rich waste fluid in the body. This swelling can also occur in the trunk, face and neck. Lymphedema is a result of a malformation, underdevelopment or obstruction of the lymphatic vessels. The body’s ability to drain lymph fluid from tissues becomes impaired causing abnormal swelling.

Our team consists of certified therapists trained at the Academy for Lymphatic Studies, offering the Vodder Technique of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). The goal of our lyphedema program is to reduce the size of the involved limb and help a person regain functional independence.

Steps to Prevent/Control Lymphedema

  1. Wear your bandages at night and the compression garment(s) during the day.
  2. Elevate the affected limb at night.
  3. Perform self MLD daily.
  4. When traveling by airplane, wrap your extremity with the compression bandages during the flight.
  5. Replace compression garments at least every four to six months.

See your doctor if you have any signs of infection (redness, rash, fever) or if you have any questions about your lymphedema.

Access to the Aventura Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

In order to be treated by our facility, you will need a prescription from your physician. An Intake Coordinator will schedule your appointment and verify your insurance.