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About Rush Oak Park Outpatient Rehabilitation
At Rush Oak Park Outpatient Rehabilitation, we know that a disabling injury or illness can affect all areas of your life — and we’re here to help. With over 150 years of combined experience among our certified Rush therapists, we use state-of-the-art approaches to relieve pain and restore function.
Personalized Treatment Plans
We focus on understanding your goals and matching them with a customized rehabilitation plan that empowers you to regain physical freedom and achieve a better quality of life.
If you are experiencing a neurological, orthopedic or musculoskeletal condition, you may benefit from the services of physical therapy to address strength, balance and limited motion. Our staff have varied specializations and certifications to address functional limitations that may impact your quality of life.
We offer evaluation and treatment for dizziness, vertigo and balance difficulties due to positional vertigo (BPPV), head injury, whiplash, labyrinthitis, stroke and multiple falls. An individualized therapy program, created specific to your needs may include repositioning maneuvers, movement exercise, visual motor coordination, balance training and safety education.
Physical therapists and occupational therapists with special training provide an evidenced based protocol for improving movement disorders related to Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, post stroke, and other neurological disorders. LSVT therapy is one program we use to address patients with Parkinson's disease. These movements can then be generalized for different functional activities and situations.
Comprehensive decongestive physical therapy is provided if you have mild to moderate lymphedema, an abnormal swelling condition brought on by cancer, genetic abnormalities or multiple surgical procedures. Treatments include skin care, compression bandaging, manual lymphatic drainage and patient education. Your treatment program may also include exercise to facilitate lymphatic drainage.
Manual therapy is incorporated in treatment if you require soft tissue or scar mobilization, joint mobilization/manipulation, or myofascial release. To help reduce stiffness and restore joint motion, our therapists may use manual or instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques in conjunction with therapeutic exercise and education to accelerate recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.
With extensive experience working with a variety of orthopedic patients, our therapists have a keen understanding of how patients routinely progress through their course of treatment. We treat a range of conditions including TMJ, headaches, neck, shoulder, elbow, back, sacral/pelvic, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Our focus is to promote optimal function following acute injuries (sport related, work related, or accident), surgery, or chronic pain. We incorporate flexibility and strengthening exercises, manual therapy, aerobic conditioning, and educate on posture and correct body mechanics. Your individual diagnosis is unique and our program recognizes this throughout the healing process. So we can quickly recognize any issues and adjust your therapy accordingly or, if necessary, conveniently consult with your doctor right on site.
Rehabilitation for patients with limited upper extremity function from injuries, arthritis, and cumulative trauma such as carpal tunnel syndrome, work injury or neurological disorders is offered through our occupational therapy program. Customized splinting is available as well as equipment for work and daily living simulation. Occupational therapy may also assist in improving visual perceptual and cognitive skills to facilitate independence in your daily activities following a neurological injury. We offer education in energy conservation, work simplification, joint protection compensation techniques and ergonomics. Rush therapists also have expertise in meeting the rehabilitation needs of the geriatric population.
We have therapists who specialize in orthopedics to assist you in your recovery of pre and post-operative shoulder, hip, knee or ankle surgery. We work closely with your orthopedic team to improve your range of motion and strength, decrease your pain, and get you back in motion.
Young adults through geriatrics can receive therapy for a variety of needs including: motor speech disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, cognitive deficits, and dysphagia. You may also benefit from speech therapy if you have been diagnosed with stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury or multiple sclerosis.
- Swallowing: From clinical to videofluorscopic swallow evaluations, our swallowing team provides a comprehensive assessment into your swallowing difficulty and works with you to develop an individualized therapy plan.
- Speech/Language/Voice: Following a stroke or brain injury that may cause aphasia, apraxia or dysarthria, we can work with you to develop the best means for you to communicate while improving your expression and comprehension. If you have Parkinson’s disease, we can help you increase your speech volume.
- Cognition: Following a stroke or brain injury, speech language pathologists will work with you and your family to improve your problem solving, memory, reasoning and thinking skills.
Our Speech language pathologists are certified to use Lee Silverman Voice Training® (LSVT), an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. The use of this technique requires specialized training and has been beneficial with the treatment of other conditions as well including stroke and multiple sclerosis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I benefit from physical/occupational/speech therapy services? We work with you to create a custom treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. If you or your physician has questions regarding services or treatments, please call (708) 660-3800.
Is a referral required? A physician's prescription or referral is required to receive treatment. Please call (708) 660-3800.
Is my therapy covered by insurance? Many insurance plans will cover therapy, however, please contact your insurance company prior to therapy to determine the specific benefits of your plan. We will verify insurance coverage and help you with any questions when we schedule your first appointment.
What should I expect at my first appointment? One of our therapists will review your medical history and perform a comprehensive evaluation of your condition. The results of the evaluation will be used to design your personalized treatment program.
Rush Oak Park Outpatient Rehabilitation is located on the ground floor of the hospital building on the Rush Oak Park Hospital campus. We're just off the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and the Harlem Avenue exit, go two blocks to Monroe, turn east (right) to Maple Avenue and follow the signage to the free garage or complementary valet service. It is also easily accessible by bus and trains.
Valet and garage parking are available for patients and visitors at Rush Oak Park Hospital.