Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation team at Solaris HealthCare Plant City provides a comprehensive approach for the short-term treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disorders. Our rehab team focuses on improving the well-being of the patient by restoring strength, function, independence, and managing pain using therapeutic exercise, modalities and manual therapy.  We work closely with the patients and their families to achieve the goals needed to improve their quality of life with an individualized evaluation, treatment plan and home exercise program.

Common Diagnosis include:

-     Joint replacements

-     Post fracture care

-     Trauma injuries

-     Amputation

-     Soft tissue injury

-     Arthritis

-     Post surgical weakness

-     Back pain

Our rehabilitation programs may include the following:


  • Exercise programs six days a week to increase strength, endurance, flexibility and range of motion
  • Gait training including the use of an assistive device (walker, cane, crutches)
  • Balance re-training
  • Pain management
  • Accelerated Care Plus Modalities (Electrical Stim., Ultrasound, Heat/Cold therapy, Diathermy)
  • Activity of daily living and self care training with full kitchen, bathroom, and car transfer training
  • Orthotic and prosthetic assessment
  • Designing of home exercise programs
  • Coordination of home health services and home equipment needs
  • Patient and family education
  • Social services
  • Medical nutritional therapy
  • Nursing care
  • Respiratory therapy

We strive to keep an open line of communication between the patients, their families, physicians, and case managers to assure the best possible care to return each patient to their highest level of function.

Common Goals Include:

-    Ambulation/Mobility Independence

-    Improved Endurance

-    Improve Balance

-    Increase Range of Motion 

-    Improved Strength

-    Decreased Pain

-    ADL Independence