Occupational, speech and physical therapists in Panama City

At the Rehabilitation Center of Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, you have access to a variety of inpatient and outpatient therapeutic services. Our therapies vary in intensity and scope based on your individual needs. Our physical therapists offer comprehensive care for adults and children.

For more information about our rehabilitative services, please call our Rehabilitation Center at (850) 747-7966.

Our rehabilitation services

We offer therapies and treatments for patients with a variety of injuries and illnesses. Our rehabilitation team will maintain communication with your referring physician, keeping them updated on your progress at all times.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Custom splinting
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Inpatient pediatric physical therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Outpatient speech therapy
  • Pediatric-modified barium swallow studies
  • Pediatric outpatient therapy services
  • Postoperative total joint rehabilitation
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Vestibular (balance/dizziness) rehabilitation
  • Work injury rehabilitation
  • Work performance evaluations

Conditions we treat

Whether you have a chronic condition or have recently undergone surgery, we are here to help you get back on track. Physical therapy can be used to help you regain function and mobility following many types of diseases and injuries, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Back/neck injuries
  • Chronic and acute pain syndromes
  • Injuries requiring amputation
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Vertigo and other balance disorders
  • Work injuries

Pediatric outpatient therapy services

We offer pediatric outpatient therapy services at the Rehabilitation Center. Our team provides developmental assessments, speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

The pediatric team provides therapy for:

  • Autism
  • Brachial plexus (spinal nerve) injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Hypertonia (excess tightness of muscle tone)
  • Hypotonia (decreased muscle tone)
  • Torticollis (a spinal muscular disorder caused the head to tilt down)
  • Plagiocephaly (a condition causing the baby's head to have a flattened appearance)
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Prematurity

Neonatal Developmental Follow-up Clinic

The Neonatal Developmental Follow-up Clinic monitors and promotes the development of at-risk children, including children born prematurely or with:

  • A low birth weight
  • An identified condition that may lead to a developmental delay
  • Birth defects
  • Special care needs during the newborn period

Services available at our clinic include:

  • Activities and exercises to promote development
  • Care coordination to provide family support and help accessing community services
  • Developmental screening and assessment at critical intervals throughout infancy and toddlerhood
  • Education regarding developmental milestones or stages
  • Screening assessments and treatments individualized to meet the specific needs of the child and family

Pediatric occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists strive to promote a child's successful participation in activities of daily living. Pediatric occupational therapists use play-based therapies for:

  • Sensory integration
  • Visual-motor coordination
  • Visual-perceptual skills
  • Vestibular and proprioceptive input

Strengthening and mobility are also addressed as they relate to play and the manipulation of tools for eating and school readiness. Environmental modifications are recommended for optimal engagement in eating, sleeping and play. Parent education and home programs are provided to help you include therapies into your daily routines.

Pediatric physical therapy

Our physical therapists strive to help children develop gross motor skills to independently and safely move and participate in their environment.

Pediatric physical therapy promotes strength, function, movement, improved range of motion, improved balance and functional independence at the highest level possible. We provide play-based therapy and parent education to maximize each child's abilities.

Pediatric speech therapy

Our speech-language pathologists offer a broad spectrum of services focusing on parent/caregiver education and engaging activities for the child.

Pediatric speech-language pathology promotes intensive education and intervention targeting swallowing, appropriate attachment, social interaction, play, language comprehension and language expression for children 3 years old and younger.

Our rehabilitation team

Our rehabilitation team includes a variety of professionals dedicated to helping you get back to your normal life. At our hospital, you have access to:

  • Certified athletic trainers
  • Massage therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Physical therapists
  • Physical therapy assistants
  • Rehabilitation specialists
  • Speech pathologists