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DeSoto Memorial Rehabilitative Services
1006 N. Mills Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266

Phone: 863-494-8450
Fax: 863-494-8167

DMH Pediatric Rehab Port Charlotte
4161 Tamiami Trail, Unit 302
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: 941-888-4055
Fax: 941-883-7207

Rehabilitation Director Laurie Pembridge, MS, OTR/L

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Rehabilitation Services

DeSoto Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Medicine clinical team is comprised of licensed physical therapists,  occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapist assistants, and speech/language pathologists. The Rehabilitation Department specializes in Orthopedic, Pediatric and Neurologic Disorders.


We devise individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is demonstrated by our high-quality clinical care, positive interaction with patients, complete, timely communication to physicians and case managers, patient education programs, and prompt appointment availability.

The demographics of today’s society continue to underscore the strong need for rehabilitation services.  DeSoto Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Medicine clinical team will continue its leadership role as a locally driven provider that is focused on making a positive difference through excellence in clinical care and customer services.

Our goal is to respond with both confidence and integrity to the needs of our patients, employers, employees and insurance providers – by offering consistent quality care, personalized attention, and open communication.

We are prepared to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of our community.  We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Functional Activities Training

  • Home management skills following injury, cooking, dressing and independent living skills.

  • Work reintegration, adaptive equipment, materials or skill training.

  • Carpal Tunnel Screening

  • Hand Injuries/Surgeries

  • Splinting

  • Post stroke management of the upper extremities

  • Adaptive equipment training

Speech Therapy Services

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Parkinson's Treatment

  • Aphasia and Dysarthria

  • Communication Disorders

  • Swallowing Disorders

Physical Therapy Services

Neurologic Disorders

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Speech Disorders

  • Developmental Delay

  • Pediatric Care

  • Balance Disorders

Orthopedic Disorders

  • Back and Neck Injuries/Surgeries

  • Back Safety Education

  • Shoulder Injuries/Surgeries

  • Knee Injuries/Surgeries

  • Foot & Ankle Injuries/Surgeries

  • Osteoporosis

  • Sports Injuries

  • Knee injury prevention program

Pediatric Services (Arcadia & Port Charlotte):

Pediatric therapy services are provided by Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists to address all of your child's developmental needs.  We treat a variety of diagnosis from birth to 18 years of age.  Our team approach emphasizes improvement of fine and gross motor skills, sensory integration, ADLs, self care, language and oral motor/feeding.  Children with developmental delays, sensory dysfunction, autism spectrum disorder, orthopedic injuries and postural dysfunction receive individual treatment and family education to help them reach their maximum rehabilitation potential. 

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Thank you to the Leadership Charlotte Endowment and the Charlotte Community Foundation for awarding a $2,500 grant to the Pediatric Rehab Department at

DeSoto Memorial Hospital. 

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