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Rehabilitation Services

Northwestern Medicine offers advanced, effective and personalized therapy for patients of all ages at convenient rehabilitation locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

Northwestern Medicine offers a complete range of therapies for you and your family, including follow-up therapy for newborns, sports medicine for kids of all ages and therapy for aging individuals. Our goal is to ensure that you return to your maximum functionality, daily activities and overall quality of life as confidently, safely and pain-free as possible. You will work one-on-one with one of our therapists to develop an individualized therapy regimen that is developed in close and ongoing collaboration with your physician.

Our experienced, licensed occupational therapists will conduct a complete evaluation and develop a customized therapy program for you. Your program may include:

  • Building your physical endurance and strength
  • Compensating for vision and memory loss
  • Learning methods to relieve pain
  • Performing activities of daily living (ADLs) such as:
    • Bathing
    • Cooking/eating
    • Dressing
    • Driving
    • Using a computer
    • Daily chores without reinjury
  • Regaining manual dexterity
  • Simplifying work and conserve energy with creative adaptations
  • Using adaptive equipment to make everyday activities easier
  • Training and guidance for family members and caregivers

Our speech therapists can also help you or your loved one get your speech, language and swallowing skills back on track after stroke, surgery, trauma or neurological disease.

Multidisciplinary team approach

Northwestern Medicine provides access to advanced, collaborative care, including:

  • Licensed therapists providing physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Registered nurses, respiratory therapists and exercise physiologists providing cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Athletic training services for performance enhancement and full return to sport evaluation and treatment including Dartfish® motion analysis
  • Convenient outpatient rehabilitation locations throughout the Chicagoland area
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy services to our home-bound patients through home health and hospice services

Our rehabilitation specialists are trained in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Concussion
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)/work hardening for workers' comp cases
  • Graston® therapy
  • Hand therapy
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Breast cancer therapy
  • Head/neck cancer therapy
  • Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders
  • Pediatric therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pelvic pain and incontinence treatment
  • Running
  • Vestibular and balance disorders
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Irritable larynx syndrome
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Wound care

Areas of Care

Acute Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation

Acute adult inpatient rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, combines intensive therapy with compassionate care from expert physicians and nurses to help patients regain independence and live their life to the fullest.

Acute Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation

Acute pediatric inpatient rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, combines intensive therapy and compassionate care from expert physicians and nurses in a positive environment to help children gain independence and flourish.

Heart and Vascular Rehabilitation

Northwestern Medicine offers specialized physical and occupational therapy after your heart or vascular surgery.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists help patients with complex medical or cognitive conditions become as independent as possible with everyday activities.

Pediatric Therapy

Our pediatric therapists collaborate with your pediatrician to ensure your child gets the best possible diagnostic evaluation and treatment services.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists assess your condition and develop a treatment plan to help you reach your personal goals for movement and recovery.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The pulmonary rehabilitation specialists can assess your physical condition and personalize a program to increase your strength and endurance, while helping you live a more active lifestyle.

Speech Therapy

We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for speech, language, swallowing, voice and fluency disorders in children and adults.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Services treat a variety of sports-related injuries and help you return to your highest level of activity possible.

Women's Health

Rehabilitation Services provide a variety of treatments when you are hospitalized for women's health issues.

Northwestern Medicine Homeward Healing Swing Bed Program

Northwestern Medicine Homeward Healing Swing Bed Program for post-acute rehabilitation is available at Valley West Hospital.

Treatments

Locations

    Related Resources

    Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Information:

    • Rehabilitation Services: Learn more about our patient focused therapy programs.
    • Pediatric Outpatient Needs Assessment: English | Spanish: Please complete this form and bring it with you to your first visit.
    • Running Medicine Clinic: Learn more about this comprehensive subspecialty care that is available for athletes of all levels.

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