Therapy begins with a thorough evaluation and assessment to determine the best course of treatment. Each treatment plan is customized to the patient's unique needs and situation and may include:
• Guided exercises for range of motion and pain relief
• Supervised exercise on fitness equipment for strength, endurance and cardiovascular and circulatory health
• Stretching exercises for flexibility, an important and often overlooked aspect of physical fitness
• Education on proper body mechanics and injury prevention
• Electrical stimulation and ultrasound for pain relief
• Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation tool that duplicates the physical challenges of everyday tasks
• Pool therapy in a dedicated warm-water therapy pool
• Family and caregiver education to ensure you get the support you need at home
• Close coordination and communication with your primary care physician
Benefits Of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy patients acquire safe and beneficial exercise techniques and learn how to use their body properly. Over time and through hard work, pain is minimized and strength and mobility is gained, thereby preventing injury.
The benefits of physical therapy apply to a wide variety of conditions and situations such as:
Post-surgery rehabilitation for people who have had hip replacements, knee replacements, arthroscopy and other types of orthopedic surgery
Neurological conditions such as stroke, head injury and multiple sclerosis
• Back and neck injuries
• Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries
• Work-related injuries
Other specialists also treat people with incontinence, balance and dizziness problems and sports injuries. Learn more about these specialty programs >
Requirements For Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is offered on either an outpatient or inpatient basis. Therapy also is available through Home Health Care for people who are homebound. You must have a physician's order for physical therapy.
Treatment is covered by most insurance policies; check with your carrier to be sure.
Treatment length varies, but the goal for each patient is the same: to help you manage your condition and live as comfortably and fully as possible.
To make an appointment, please call the appointment center at (773) 878-6888. For information on what is required for physical therapy, please read these frequently asked questions >. For more information on this specialized program, please call (773) 989-1681, Ext. 1682.