Ascension Sacred Heart Rehabilitation is there for you when you need it most to help you overcome a variety of illnesses and injuries.
At Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, our rehabilitation team is dedicated to restoring patients to a higher quality of life through effective treatments and patient education. With state-of-the-art equipment, private treatment rooms, and one-on-one treatments, we are able to deliver excellent, personalized care.
Each patient we serve, from pediatrics to geriatrics, has unique qualities and goals. Our physical, aquatic, occupational and speech therapy programs address a wide variety of health issues, including:
- Articulation & Language Delays
- Auditory Process Disorders
- Balance Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Communication Disorders
- Hand Injuries
- Language Disorders
- Joint Replacements
- Neurological Deficits
- Oral Motor, Feeding Difficulties
- Spinal Disorders
- Sprint Fabrications
- Swallowing Disorders
Market Shops Specialty Programs
- Certified LSVT Big and Loud Program
- Certified Lymphedema Program
- Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Program
- Certified Oncology Rehabilitation Program
- Certified SAEBO Therapist
Our Professional Staff:
Physical therapists provide orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, including treatment of pre- and post-operative procedures, stroke, developmental delay and pain syndromes.
Occupational therapists specialize in the treatment neurological disorders and treatment of shoulder, elbow and hand injuries.
Speech therapists treat disorders of speech, language and swallowing as a result of muscle weakness or neurological impairments.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation can be beneficial for patients diagnosed with
- Incontinence (urinary and fecal)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Hard-to-treat low back and hip pain
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Pregnancy and post-pregnancy conditions
- Post-prostatectomy care
- Post surgical scar management
- Sexual dysfunction
Our physical therapist, who's been specially trained in pelvic floor dysfunction, will perform an exam to assess patients' pelvic floor muscle strength, muscle length, pain, muscle endurance, coordination, sensation and reflexes. From there, we develop a personalized care plan with exercises that best meet your needs. We may also use manual therapy to release overactive muscles or assist underactive pelvic floor muscles, neuromuscular electrical stimulation to help your muscles re-learn needed skills, and education on behavior modifications.
Dry needling is a treatment that uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying trigger points in order to increase range of motion and decrease pain. Dry needling can be used on its own or in conjunction with traditional physical therapy. Dry needling can help with numerous diagnoses, including
- Joint pain
- Sports-related tightness
- Migraines & tension-type headaches
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Whiplash associated disorders
- Spinal dysfunction
- Shoulder pain
- Nocturnal leg cramps
- Cervical & lumbar pain
For most patients, dry needling is not painful. Generally, the insertion of the needle is not felt. However, the local “twitch response” may provoke a brief feeling of pain that has been described as a tingling, aching or cramping sensation.
To make an appointment, please call 850-278-3770. Our fax is 850-278-3714.