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Rapid Recovery

Pines of Sarasota combines the best-practices in rehabilitative therapies with the most advanced equipment to create a custom regimen for you to achieve your most positive outcomes. We have far more equipment available in our on-site gyms and training rooms than we featured below, but here are some examples of the ones most frequently used in designing a personalized care plan for each guest's unique condition. We start you on your therapy as soon as you arrive. See for yourself. Schedule a tour today by calling (941) 365-0250.

Featured Therapy Equipment

Zero-Weight Bearing Therapy

One-on-one training for guests with weight-bearing restrictions to learn to safely walk and ambulate with an assistive device such as a walker or crutches. As rehabilitation progresses, guests evolve to the safe use of partial-weight bearing assistive devices such as a canes or walkers before transitioning to full weight-bearing therapy, often without assistive devices.

One-on-one exercises that are non-weight-bearing may include cross trainers,  and resistance-band training.

Balance Therapy

BioDex® is used in therapy to promote balance and coordination, as well as strengthening, stretching, weight bearing, postural control and stability, endurance and overall aerobic conditioning.

Gait Training

Each gym is equipped with a variety of gait trainers.

Adjustable parallel bars are often used for supported standing practice and gait training.

One-on-one practice in gait training often occurs as natural part of a guest’s daily regimen.

Strengthening, Endurance & Stamina Rehabilitation

Treadmills and adaptive therapy cross trainers, such as NuStep, allow opportunities for upper and lower mobility, flexibility, and strengthening.

BioDex® may be used in therapy for strengthening, stretching, weight bearing, postural control and stability, endurance and overall aerobic conditioning as well as balance and coordination.

Daily Living Practice

Occupational therapy exercises support fine motor skills and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), a term used to describe techniques or the use of adaptive equipment to improve the ability to perform ADLs.

ADLs are practiced in each guest’s room as guests learn how to safely transfer from one place to another (such as getting in and out of bed), improve ambulation (either walking with or without assistive devices such as a cane; or using a wheelchair) and to safely accomplish daily self-care activities. Guests may also practice skills in our Daily Living Suite.

The VitalStim® Therapy System is a safe and effective, non-invasive treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. This therapy uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing to restore swallowing function and often accelerates recovery time from a restricted diet.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

We understand that we are your home away from home and your goal is to return to your active and independent lifestyle as soon as possible.

For residents visiting to recuperate after a hospital admission, our dedicated and trained staff create a tailored rehabilitation program designed to restore function and help you reach the highest level of independence. Whether you need to recover from a recent surgery or regain strength after an illness, our staff is sure to help you achieve your goal.

Outpatient Therapy

We offer a wide range of personalized programs, the most advanced equipment, and highly-skilled, experienced therapists who focus on your individual needs. We pride ourselves on providing you with one-on-one, patient centered attention that focuses on your needs. By utilizing evidence-based and non-surgical interventions we can utilize a wide variety of procedures to restore you to your highest functional performance. Our multi-disciplinary approach to both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation allows our therapists to treat a wide array of conditions, including specialties in:

Pre and Post-Surgical RehabLow Back, Shoulder Neck
Knee Pain ManagementOsteoarthritis and
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Joint Pain ManagementTendonitis
Muscle Sprains and StrainsSciatica
Balance Disorders/AtaxiaReady & Steady Falls
Prevention Program
Sports InjuriesHand Therapy
Vertigo/Vestibular DisordersVitalStim
StrokeParkinson’s LSVT aka “BIG”
and “LOUD”
Video-fluoroscopic swallow
Chronic Disease Management
i.e. CHF, COPD, DM, etc.