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Rehab Pavilion: A Closer Look

Sarasota Memorial Rehabilitation Pavilion

Sarasota Memorial's Rehabilitation Pavilion comprises 74,000-square-feet dedicated to helping patients regain their independence following strokes, brain tumors, brain injuries, broken bones, spinal fractures, amputation, surgery and trauma-related injuries. The Rehabilitation Pavilion hosts inpatient and outpatient guests, offering a comprehensive slate of rehab services and therapies under one roof, conveniently located on the Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota Campus.

Information & Tours

For more information, admission criteria or to schedule a tour of the Rehabilitation Pavilion, call 941-724-2620.

Both inpatient and outpatient guests benefit from the Rehabilitation Pavilion's unique design components, including an outdoor mobility garden; restaurant-style dining rooms; and interactive models of apartments, residential-style kitchens, a mobile home and a car, which allow patients to practice independent living. The pavilion also has several gyms with fall prevention and neuro-stimulation technology that promotes strength, balance and recovery.  All of the pavilion's acute-care, inpatient rooms are private and feature innovative design elements and the latest therapy tools.

The Rehabilitation Pavilion, the only local option for hospital-based inpatient services, is staffed with leading rehabilitation experts and carries the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), as well as an additional certification as a stroke specialty provider.

For more information, admission criteria or to schedule a tour of our facilities, please call 941-724-2620. 

Rehabilitation Pavilion Highlights

Private Inpatient Rooms: The rehab center features 60 totally private, inpatient rooms housed on two floors. For patients who need continued physician or nursing supervision, our inpatient rehabilitation hospital offers guests complete medical care and emergency services at a fully accredited facility.

Outpatient Therapy: The pavilion's outpatient rehab center provides a comprehensive array of treatments for everything from ankle sprains to traumatic injuries. Certified physical, occupational and speech-language therapists treat patients recovering from strokes and other neurological disabilities, joint replacement, spinal conditions and sports injuries. 

Outdoor Mobility Garden: A fall prevention and therapy tool, the mobility garden offers patients a real-world practice field for navigating varying types of terrains — whether walking or in a wheelchair — up inclines, down ramps and around obstacles. They also can practice retrieving items from a mailbox, spraying a garden hose, navigating a wet surface and trying their hand at the putting green. 

Leading-edge Therapy Technologies: The Rehab Pavilion features state-of-the-art gymnasiums and therapy areas, as well as the latest therapeutic technologies and programs, including Bioness, Ekso and Lokomat Robotic Gait Training, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) Loud, LSVT Big and videostroboscopy. 

Real-world Readiness: Each patient floor includes an apartment designed to help patients learn how to maneuver in a home environment, allowing them to practice getting in and out of a regular bed or shower/tub, using kitchen equipment and navigating around furniture. 

Easy Access: The Rehabilitation Pavilion has a dedicated, covered parking area and a dedicated entrance / dropoff area. 

Inpatient & Outpatient Rehab Services

At Sarasota Memorial, patient treatment plans are customized to meet an individual's goals and needs. To that end, we offer a number of specialized rehab programs to help people overcome the challenges and disabilities caused by an illness or injury.

Neurological Specialty Programs: Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams work with people recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury, and those managing neurologic conditions and disorders, including MS, ALS, and Parkinson Disease. Customized treatment plans are designed to help each patient meet individual goals. Call (941) 724-2620 for more information on admission criteria.

Stroke: Our rehabilitation team has earned certification as a Stroke Specialty provider. Our program provides services that focus on prevention, minimizing impairment, reducing activity limitations, and maximizing the participation and quality of life of those who have suffered a stroke.

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders: Specialized programs include LSVT Loud and LSVT Big to help people strengthen sound/articulation, address deficits of speech and help improve balance and range of movement. The PWR!Moves exercise program helps patients maintain or restore skills related to walking and functional movement.

Orthopedics:Physical and occupational therapists work with orthopedic trauma, amputee and total joint patient to develop a care plan that might include specialized therapies and exercises, customized equipment or orthotics, and pain management. Call (941) 724-2620 for more information on admission criteria.

Oncology Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivors: An evidence-based program to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from debililtating cancer treatment with comprehensive, custom rehabilitation designed to manage pain, severe weakness, cognitive impairment or other complications following cancer treatment. Call (941) 917-7827 for information on admission criteria.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation: Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive program that includes carefully prescribed exercise, education and counseling to help patients recognize and modify risk factors. Our pulmonary rehabilitation program includes similar components of monitored exercise, education and support with the goal of stabilizing symptoms of their asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis or other condition.

Pet Therapy: For more than 15 years, Sarasota Memorial’s pet therapy program has helped patients in our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation program. Research has shown that pet therapy can produce physiological and psychological benefits, including reduced blood pressure and stress, as well as help promote a positive outlook on life, better outcomes in the healing and rehabilitation process and improved socialization skills.

Other services include:

  • Hand therapy
  • Golf-injury therapy
  • Vestibular/balance rehabilitation
  • IV Therapies
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Orthopedic and Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Therapy for Women’s health conditions like pelvic pain and incontinence
  • Vision Perception Assessment and Rehabilitation

For more information on the many inpatient and outpatient services and programs offered at the Rehabilitation Pavilion, please call 941-724-2620.

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