The core of the inpatient rehabilitation program at Rush is an active schedule that includes an average of three hours of therapy each day, five to seven days a week.
The inpatient rehabilitation team partners with patients and their families to help restore patients to the highest possible level of function in all areas of life. We do this by providing the following services and treatments:
Experts in mobility, physical therapists help to maintain, restore or improve your mobility and reduce your pain with an individualized program of stretching, strengthening and balance training.
Occupational therapists assess and address physical and cognitive (thinking and memory) skills that affect function, including activities of daily living, work and leisure activities. They teach patients compensation strategies when needed.
Our team can help patients improve their thinking, reasoning and speaking skills. They also provide targeted treatments for patients with swallowing problems.
Rehabilitation nurses help people with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses achieve and maintain maximum function — designing and implementing treatment strategies that promote physical, psychosocial and spiritual health.
Rehabilitation psychologists assess the emotional well-being and cognitive status of every patient and provide treatments to help with pain, insomnia, depression and anxiety as needed.
Using an advanced diagnostic tool called dynamic posturography, our rehab specialists can assess different types of balance problems. From there they are able to develop a targeted balance- retraining program.
Functional Vision Assessment and Treatment
Low-vision specialists teach patients how to use their remaining vision to its fullest potential. Treatment includes counseling, adaptive equipment (e.g., magnifiers and reading machines) and other strategies.
We offer animal-assisted therapy, music therapy and other strategies to reduce anxiety, improve pain management and foster healing.
Both cancer and cancer treatments can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. Our rehabilitation team works with patients to help improve strength and stamina, address symptoms and treatment side effects, and improve the ability to function. Each course of therapy is personalized to the patient’s needs.
We can accept patients who receive chemotherapy, as well as those who require heparin drips, chest tubes and wound vacs.