Rehabilitation Services

Swedish Covenant Hospital's rehabilitation services provides normalized, individualized treatment with a hands-on approach to assist people with a variety of orthopedic, neurological and soft-tissue disorders regain strength, mobility and enjoyment of life.

Through an individualized treatment plan, they will work with you to help you get you moving again—back to the things you enjoy. 

To learn more, please select from the services below or read our rehabilitation patient stories
Swedish Covenant Hospital's inpatient acute rehabilitation services is devoted to helping you regain your strength and return to independent living through our comprehensive, multidisciplinary therapy program. Through clinically-proven rehabilitation therapies, hands-on treatment and innovative technologies, our team will deliver uninterrupted, high-quality personalized care for your unique needs, all in an intimate setting specifically designed to optimize your healing process. 

Our Mission
We are committed to caring for patients as whole persons in their uniqueness through an atmosphere of professional excellence and human kindness. We are dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual and psychological needs of our patients. 

Our Medical Professionals
Your care team may include all or some of the following:
• Board-certified physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians)
• Physical therapists
• Occupational therapists
• Speech-language pathologists
• Recreational therapists
• Registered dietitians 
• Specialized rehabilitation nurses
• Case managers

Click here to meet the acute inpatient rehabilitation team>> 

Some Conditions We Treat 
We excel in helping you recover from:
• Stroke
• Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome
• Brain injury
• Orthopedic impairments such as amputations and fractures
• Chronic and acute conditions
• Generalized reconditioning

The Way We Work With You
From your initial evaluation to discharge, the goal of the inpatient rehabilitation program is to return you to independent living through the replication or "practice" of your daily activities. After receiving a one-on-one, task-oriented evaluation, our team will work collaboratively to identify your immediate challenges by first understanding your typical daily tasks and capabilities prior to your injury or illness. 

Your rehabilitation plan will include a combination of techniques, including balance-retraining, range of motion, strength training and education.  Although each person has unique and personal recovery goals, our overarching aim is to help you regain your ability to take care of yourself. 

Your Therapy Environment
Swedish Covenant Hospital provides state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable, personable setting. Our therapists employ many mobile therapeutic tools such as SoloStep, a treadmill with a body weight support harness, Tilt-Tables, Hoyer Lifts, Thera-Bands, Theraputty and resistive sponges. Each rehabilitation floor is also fitted with 20-foot markers to encourage you to measure your own progress. There is also a quiet, private area for patients and therapists to work on speech therapy. In addition to these tools, the inpatient rehabilitation unit offers patients our Activities of Daily Living (ADL) apartment which is used to evaluate your readiness for independent living. 

Swedish Covenant Hospital's inpatient acute rehabilitation allows for a variety of ways to help you gain confidence in your own capabilities and find the positive view of your future through in incorporation of multiple disciplines and activity groups such as recreational therapy, art therapy, canine therapy and horticulture groups to help assist you in finding the fun out of rehab. 

For more information, please contact our outreach coordinator at 773-569-1396. 



Physical therapy at Swedish Covenant Hospital begins with a thorough evaluation and assessment of your current condition to determine the best course of treatment. Each treatment plan is customized to your 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 (BTE) Work Simulator—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
As a physical therapy patient, we can help you acquire safe and beneficial exercise techniques and learn how to use your body in a proper and healthy way. Over time and through hard work, pain can be minimized and strength and mobility 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
• And other conditions, including:
          • Arthritis
          • Back and neck injuries
          • Fractures
          • Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries
          • Amputation
          • Work-related injuries

Specialists are available to treat people with incontinence, balance and dizziness problems and sports injuries. Learn more about these specialty programs>>

Requirements for Physical Therapy
You must have a physician's order 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.

Treatment is covered by most insurance policies. Check with your carrier to ensure that you have adequate coverage.

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 visit frequently asked questions or call 773-989-1681.

The occupational therapists at Swedish Covenant Hospital guide you in achieving independent living. Through a hands-on approach and an individualized treatment plan, occupational therapists help you recover from neurological and orthopedic conditions regain function so you can live life fully, safely and independently.

Therapy begins with a thorough evaluation and assessment to determine the best course of treatment. Therapy may then include:

• Retraining on activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, preparing meals and getting in and out of bed
• Adaptive equipment such as reachers and dressing aids to make daily tasks easier and safer
• Guided exercises to improve range of motion, strength and pain relief
• Muscle re-education techniques to retrain the brain to accomplish specific tasks
• Exercises for fine motor coordination
• Visual retraining for perception problems
• Applying splints to prevent or correct injury
• Work conditioning and ergonomics education
• Family and caregiver education to ensure you get the support you need
• Close coordination and communication with your primary care physician

If necessary, therapists may evaluate your home environment and suggest specific modifications to make everyday tasks safer and easier.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy assists you in learning how to function safely and effectively within home and work environments. 

The benefits of occupational therapy apply to a wide variety of conditions and situations, including:

• Post-surgery rehabilitation for people who have had hip replacements, knee replacements, arthroscopy and other types of orthopedic surgery
• Neurological conditions such as stroke and head injury
• Degenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis
• Arthritis and lupus
• Back and neck injuries
• Amputation
• Work-related injuries

Your care team may also include specialists in chronic pain, lymphedema and hand injuries.

Requirements for Occupational Therapy
You must have a physician's order for occupational therapy. Occupational therapy is offered on either an outpatient or inpatient basis. Therapy also is available through home health care for people who are homebound. 

Treatment length varies, as each plan is customized for the individual patient, but the goal for each patient is the same: to help you live comfortably, safely and independently.







SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY
Call 773-878-6888 to schedule an appointment for rehabilitation services or click here to learn more about our therapists.