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Clinical Services at Rush Physical Therapy-Outpatient

Physical therapy is a part of the health care profession that involves the examination, evaluation, assessment and treatment of various impairments. We place an emphasis on the return to functional mobility, independence with daily activities and improved quality of life.

What to Expect

At the initial evaluation, your physical therapist will gather information related to pain levels, limitations in range of motion and strength, as well as functional limitations with activities of daily living or job performance. After objective data has been collected, your therapist will discuss pertinent findings and work with you to develop goals for your rehabilitation process. The therapist will then develop a plan of care, indicating the number and frequency of visits. You will also be responsible for performing your home exercise program, which is typically assigned to you after your evaluation.

How to make an appointment

You will need a prescription from your doctor to make an appointment. Once you have this, call the clinic at (312) 563-2454 to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation. Have your insurance information available.

Location

We are located in the Professional Office Building at 1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 440.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last appointment 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last appointment 4:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon (last appointment 11 a.m.)
Services Provided

We provide therapy for the following:

  • Orthopedic injuries, including neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot
  • Postsurgical conditions such as total knee replacement, total hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, spinal fusion
  • Neurological disorders, including stroke, MS and Parkinson disease 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction, women and men, working closely with the Program for Abdominal and Pelvic Health
  • Prosthetic training, including therapist participation in Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic
  • Vestibular rehabilitation, including CDP (computerized dynamic posturography)
  • Dry needling, a technique using tiny microfilament needles for relief of muscle pain. A physical therapist locates places of tension or trigger points in a muscle that may be causing pain or loss of function. The small needle is gently tapped into the trigger points, releasing tension and “resetting” the muscle to improve pain and function.
Clinical Team
  • Chuck Cranny, PT, MBA, OCS, clinical manager, orthopedic certified specialist 
  • Jaime Sprengel, DPT, clinical supervisor, certification in vestibular rehabilitation
  • Meeta Arora, PT, interests in orthopedics and prosthetic training
  • Maureen Brennan, PT, specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction and trained in dry needling
  • Michelle Kadish, DPT, interests include orthopedics and trained in dry needling
  • Katie Koren, DPT, OCS orthopedic certified specialist with interest in prosthetic training
  • Melissa Layher, PT, interests include orthopedics and pediatrics
  • Lauren McCarthy, DPT, interests include orthopedics
  • Trish Mesch, PT, OCS, orthopedic certified specialist with interest in pelvic floor dysfunction and trained in dry needling
  • Cara Murphy, PT, specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction and trained in dry needling
  • Amy Panoka, DPT, CMT, certified manual therapist
  • Chris Schauerte, PT, DPT, OCS, orthopedic certified specialist, with interests in prosthetic training and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Amanda Theisinger, DPT, interests include orthopedics

Contact Name
Rush Outpatient Physical Therapy
Contact Phone
(312) 563-2454

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