Physical rehabilitation in Palm Beach

At Palms West Hospital, our primary goal is to improve the health of our community. Our Outpatient Rehabilitation & Aquatics Center helps us achieve that goal by offering comprehensive therapy services for all ages in the western communities.

Our 5,500 square foot, state-of-the-art facility houses a 15 feet by 12 feet heated rehabilitation pool in addition to the latest in wellness equipment.

For more information about our physical therapy and rehabilitation services, please call our Center at (561) 792-8067.

Physical rehabilitation specialties

At the heart of our Outpatient Rehabilitation & Aquatics Center is our professional and compassionate staff. We are proud to offer our clinical expertise and provide individualized care.

To help patients in Loxahatchee reach their highest level of physical functionality, we offer the following specialized treatments:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy may be beneficial to you if you are experiencing a sports injury, arthritis or an orthopedic disorder or if you are recovering from surgery or trauma. Physical therapy is a rehabilitation discipline specializing in evaluating, diagnosing and treating physical and functional impairments in patients of all ages.

Physical therapists use a variety of manual techniques, treatment modalities, advanced technologies and educational programs to help patients achieve their specific goals in rehabilitation.

At Palms West Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatics Center, our physical therapists average over ten years of clinical expertise each. We treat a wide variety of impairments. A few of our specific programs include:

  • Fibromyalgia program
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Post-surgical spine and joint rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy assesses a patient's ability to function independently. Our occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive and mental challenges accompanying a patient's injury or condition.

At our Center, our team assists patients in developing the skills they need to take care of themselves when health problems otherwise limit their ability to carry out day-to-day activities, such as:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Preparing meals
  • Doing housework
  • Managing personal and work-related tasks

Occupational therapy may include:

  • Exercises related to activities and function of the upper body
  • Training to improve self-care, dressing and activities of daily living
  • Energy conservation measures for improved function and endurance
  • Home improvements for safety and increased independence
  • Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments
  • Upper extremity splinting and bracing

Aquatic therapy

Our outpatient aquatic rehabilitation center is of our most unique outpatient programs. This heated inground, indoor rehabilitation pool includes an automated lift for easy access for all patients.

Our highly trained aquatic staff use specific manual therapy techniques and aquatic exercises to reduce pain and improve function.

This unique combination of aquatic tools helps patients with chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), arthritis and other orthopedic conditions.

Pediatric therapy

The Children’s Therapy Center at Palms West Hospital is the most comprehensive hospital-affiliated pediatric outpatient therapy center in Palm Beach County.

We offer a range of therapy services for children 18 years old and younger. Our children's therapists provide orthopedic, neurological, congenital and developmental disorder treatment.

Speech therapy

Our speech therapy team helps patients improve their ability to communicate. We offer speech therapy—which helps with how sounds are made—and language therapy—which involves understanding and choosing the correct words. Our speech therapists also have the clinical expertise to address patients with swallowing problems, communication impairments and cognitive impairments.

Some of the common impairments treated are:

  • Speech disorders
  • Swallowing problems
  • Oral muscle weakness
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Communication disorders

Wellness program

We realize how important it is to continue your exercises and activities after discharge from rehabilitative therapy, and we offer a wellness program to help you do just that.

This program allows you to continue exercising at our facility—in our heated, therapeutic pool or our gym. You will also have access to our physical therapy professionals, should you have any questions.

Whether you have only undergone a physical evaluation or if you are in a long-term outpatient therapy plan, you are eligible to join our wellness center.

Some of the benefits of our wellness program include:

  • Access to all equipment and exercise services received during your time as a patient with us
  • Access to physical therapy professionals if you have questions and concerns
  • Month-to-month memberships
  • A free first-month of membership
  • A positive, fun and familiar workout space