Our licensed physical therapists are experienced in treating balance and gait impairments.
As we age, fall prevention should be a high priority in avoiding injury and continuing an active healthy lifestyle. Most falls can be prevented through proper patient evaluation and education.
Our physical therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation using outcome scales that help identify your risk of falling, and work with you to develop a personalized plan of care and a home exercise program.
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The body uses its vestibular system – inner ears, eyes, brain, muscles and tactile sensation – for input about its position or movement. If any part of your vestibular system is not relaying information correctly, you can experience dizziness, ringing in your ears, vertigo, nausea, loss of balance, blurred vision and other symptoms.
Our specialists conduct thorough, evidence-based evaluations and create individualized treatment plans. Your plan may include physical correcting maneuvers, exercises to help you adapt to your symptoms, re-education of your neuromuscular system and a home exercise program.
At some point in our lives, we all have pain that makes life's simple tasks difficult. Whether you’re experiencing knee, back or shoulder pain, our physical therapists can help you regain mobility and health. We can also help you prepare for or recover from orthopedic surgery.
You’ll benefit from a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, and progressive one-on-one care with the same therapist throughout the length of your treatment. We also provide treatment options from board-certified orthopedic specialists on staff.
Back pain is one of the most common complaints, affecting as many as 80 percent of the population at some point. If left untreated, back pain often leads to higher medical costs, increased use of medication, surgery and lost time at work.
Taking care of your back and seeking early treatment can make a world of difference in your overall health. Physical therapy is the treatment of choice with the best long-term outcomes for reducing or eliminating back pain.
Back, spine and neck conditions we treat
We help individuals with a wide range of conditions, including:
- Generalized neck, thoracic and/or low back pain
- Muscle strains
- Post-operative laminectomies, foraminotomies and fusions
- Joint dysfunction
- Disc pathology
- Upper and lower extremity radicular symptoms
- Vertebral fractures
- Spondylosis and spondylolisthesis
- Postural dysfunction
Our therapists specialize in the treatment of all neurological diagnoses, including stroke. Because patients often require multiple therapies, such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, we’ll help coordinate your appointments so you can see all your specialists at your convenience.
Stroke and neuro services
Our progressive services benefit patients with a variety of conditions, including:
- Balance and gait disorders
- Guillan Barre
- Huntington's Disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Vestibular dysfunction
Learn more about our exceptional care for neurological diseases and stroke.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation offers a wide range of treatment options for both women and men with urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and other pelvic disorders who are seeking alternative treatments to medication and surgical techniques.
Common pelvic floor disorders treated include:
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Urge urinary incontinence
- Mixed urinary incontinence (both stress and urge)
- Urinary frequency /dysuria (requires negative urinalysis)
- Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)
- Pelvic pain (Myalgia/Myositis)
- Chronic constipation
- Pelvic organ prolapse (pre/post-op)
- Pre/Post prostectomy
- Pre/Post Natal
- Lumbar spine/sacroiliac dysfunction
- Hip dysfunction
A complete evaluation, both internal and external, is needed to confirm the type of disorder, severity and cause. Typically, patients undergo treatment 1-2 times per week for 6-12 weeks. Frequency and length of treatment may vary depending on diagnosis and other factors.
The resources of Edward-Elmhurst enable us to offer Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation across the system.
- At Elmhurst Hospital, call 331-221-6050 to make an appointment at the Specialty Care Center in the Center for Health.
- Call the Women’s Center for Pelvic Medicine at Edward at 630-527-5120 for pelvic rehab locations or to make an appointment with a urogynecologist.