The physical therapy staff at OSF Rehabilitation is there for you when getting around starts becoming difficult, whether that’s from surgery, pain, weakness, or a combination.
We work with you to create a rehabilitation plan that fits your life to improve or restore your mobility so you can get back to doing the things you love.
The physical therapists are key members of your health care team. They have specialized training to help you relieve pain and improve movement and function so you can return to prior work and recreational activities.
If you have been hospitalized, they will work with physicians and other team members to improve your function, train family members, help plan for discharge and arrange for follow-up care.
Through proper evaluation and individualized treatment programs, physical therapists can treat existing problems and help prevent future injuries or health issues.
With access to state-of-the-art technology, our expert therapy staff has received advanced training and certifications and are deeply committed to offering you the best care possible.
Who Is It For?
You may need physical therapy following surgery, injury, trauma, onset of neurological disorder or onset of pain and is frequently required following a stroke, brain injury or cardiovascular disease.
In addition, physical therapy can help with:
- Sports injuries, strains and sprains,
- Joint injuries and joint replacements
- Developmental disabilities in children
- Balance/vestibular disorders
- Spinal cord injury
How Does Physical Therapy Work?
Physical therapists conduct a thorough evaluation using medical history, review of body systems, physical examination and a variety of evaluation methods.
Identified impairments, functional limitations and disabilities are treated through a therapy plan tailored to your specific needs.
A variety of effective techniques include:
- Aquatic therapy
- Return-to-work programs
- Exercises for strengthening and stretching
- Pain management such as heat/cold, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation
- Improvements to your posture
- Body mechanics training
- Sports re-training
- Home exercise programs
Preparing for Physical Therapy
You will need a physician’s referral to set up an initial evaluation appointment.
What to Bring
Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
When to Arrive
Arrive about 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit to complete your registration process.
For chidlren under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be present for the initial appointment.
What to Expect
The first visit will take a little longer, approximately 45 minutes to an hour. This provides the therapist time to talk with you and gather information and measurements.
The therapist may give you a home exercise program to help get you started on your road to recovery.