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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. Our certified Rush therapists 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.
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.
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.
We offer evaluation and treatment for dizziness, vertigo and balance difficulties due to positional vertigo (BPPV), head injury, whiplash, labyrinthitis, acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), concussion, vestibular neuritis, 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 evidenced based treatment programs for improving movement and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, post stroke, Bell’s Palsy, headaches, migraines, and other neurological disorders. PWR!Moves 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. With your goals in mind, we strive to improve and maintain your function.
With extensive experience working with a variety of spinal conditions, our therapists have a keen understanding of how patients routinely progress through their course of treatment. Our focus is to promote optimal function following acute injuries or chronic pain. We incorporate flexibility and strengthening exercises, manual therapy, aerobic conditioning, manual or mechanical traction, 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.
We have therapists with strong orthopedic backgrounds and Orthopedic Certified Specialization (OCS) to assist you in your recovery of joint injuries. We work closely with your medical provider and team to improve your range of motion and strength, decrease your pain, and get you back in motion using evidence-based treatment. Our clinic offers a variety of equipment including Cybex strength machines, TRX weight suspension, mechanical traction, and many others. We treat numerous orthopedic conditions, ranging from pre- and post-operative joint replacement, soft tissue (tendon, ligamentous) injuries and surgeries, TMJ disorders, craniofacial and cervicogenic pain, acute and chronic conditions, sport-related, work, or accident-related injuries.
Manual therapy is incorporated in treatment if you require soft tissue or scar mobilization, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, or myofascial release to help reduce stiffness and restore joint motion. Out therapists may use instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and other soft tissue restrictions. These may be incorporated in your treatment plan in conjunction with therapeutic exercise and education to accelerate your recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.
We offer dry needling for myofascial pain, muscular trigger points, headaches, and hypertrophic scarring associated with soft tissue injuries, acute, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Dry needling uses a fine monofilament needle or acupuncture needle to penetrate the skin and into the muscle. In conjunction with your therapy, dry needling is a treatment that may help in pain relief and improving your motion.
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.