OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottawa, Illinois


Housed within a 17,000 square foot wing of the hospital, our rehab services department features degreed and certified professional staff members who will assist you in using a wide array of state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment. Whether your prescription for rehab follows a minor sports injury or a major health condition, our goal is to help you return to normal activity as soon as possible.

Some of your therapy may utilize exercise equipment housed within our physical therapy department. You may find continued exercise to be helpful once your doctor's order is complete. Learn more about our LifeFit Wellness Program, a large exercise facility that is open to both patients and the general public.

Rehab Services Entrance In addition to those listed at left, the following specialties are offered within our rehab services department:

  • Anodyne Therapy
  • Lymphedema Management
  • Work Conditioning
  • Work Capacity Evaluations
  • Casting and Strapping
  • Wound Care


Our Team

Rehab Staff Our Director or Rehab Services holds a degree from Mayo Clinic School of Physical Therapy and has experience working as a physical therapist within our hospital since 1976. He is supported by additional staff of 15 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. They average 10-15 years on staff here in Ottawa with several logging up to 30-40 years of experience at OSF Saint Elizabeth.

In fact, our entire rehab staff (also including cardiac rehab, speech and occupational therapies) has a wealth of experience and many years of service. Offering a well-rounded skill set, you can be assured of the best possible care when you choose OSF Saint Elizabeth for your rehab needs.