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Understanding Heat Stroke 

Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, associate professor and program director of the post-professional athletic training programs in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, explains what to do in the event of heat stroke and how to prevent heat stroke.

Making Life Better at the USF Health Physical Therapy Center

Physical therapy has the ability to change lives.  At the USF Health Physical Therapy Center, we take a collaborative and comprehensive approach to healing, where the patient is a part of the team.  

Our board certified specialists develop individualized treatment plans and goals with our patients to meet their specific needs. We care for patients of all ages who experience limitation of movement due to an injury or a neurological disorder. 

After the initial examination, physical therapists often work with a variety of other healthcare professionals to integrate a multidisciplinary approach to improve strength, balance, endurance and achieve the best possible outcome. 

An additional benefit to physical therapy is the potential decrease in the need for opioid use. This dynamic approach to pain management is instrumental in enhancing physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, greatly reducing the chances of the need for opioids.