Regaining function. Improving strength, balance, and endurance. Reducing pain. Preventing future injuries. These are among the many rehabilitation goals that our licensed health care professionals help patients realize through physical therapy.
With a physician referral, NorthShore’s physical therapists perform thorough patient evaluations to develop individualized treatment plans for a broad range of conditions. These include problems with:
Additionally, we offer special programs that address underlying medical conditions or aging that may lead to, for example, falling and balance issues—major causes of injury and reduced mobility.
Our professionals utilize a variety of treatment strategies such as manual therapy, pain management, exercise (including aquatic therapy), ergonomics, and education. When appropriate, physical therapy sessions may also incorporate the use of ultrasound or electrical stimulation. All patients receive customized home exercise programs to support and advance the progress of their in-clinic therapy sessions. Additionally, our therapists regularly communicate with referring physicians to keep them updated on treatment plans via NorthShore’s nationally renowned electronic medical records system.
For the convenience of our patients, NorthShore provides physical therapy services at all of our clinic sites on the North Shore and in Chicago.