Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist

Learn More About our Lee Health Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists

Physical Therapist: Physical Therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people of all ages who have pain, limited loss of mobility, decrease in function, and decrease in strength. PTs graduate from an accredited physical therapy program and have a bachelor's, master’s, or doctoral degree. They are required to pass a National Licensure exam and are licensed in each state that they practice as a physical therapist. (American Physical Therapy Association)

Physical Therapist Assistant: Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) provide therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs are required to complete a two year associate's degree. They are licensed, certified, or registered in most states. Licensure is required in the state of Florida. (American Physical Therapy Association)

Occupational Therapist: Occupational Therapists (OTs) are skill professionals who help individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It gives people the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives. OTs graduate from an accredited Occupational Therapy program. OTs have a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree. They are required to pass a National Licensure exam and are licensed in each state that they practice occupational therapy. (American Occupational Therapy Association)

Occupational Therapy Assistant: Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) provide occupational therapy services under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. COTAs are required to complete a two year associate's degree. They are licensed in the state of Florida. (American Occupational Therapy Association)

Speech-Language Pathologists: Speech-language Pathologists (SLPs), also called speech therapists, are educated to assess speech and language development and to treat language and speech disorders. Speech-language pathologists can also help people with swallowing disorders. SLPs graduate from an accredited program and earn a master's or doctoral degree. They are required to pass a National Licensure exam. SLPs hold a license in the state of Florida. (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)


Contact Us

Rehabilitation Hospital
  • 2776 Cleveland Ave.
  • Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • (Located at Lee Memorial Hospital)
Visiting Hours:
Visiting hours vary depending on the level of care, patient needs and physicians' instructions.
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  • Phone: 239-343-3900

For more information contact us at rehabservices@leememorial.org