Physical therapy

The skilled physical therapists at Edward-Elmhurst Health will get you on the road to recovery and support you at every step. We’ve helped countless individuals regain strength and rebuild skills when challenged by an illness, injury or developmental condition.

Our therapists start with a thorough evaluation and assessment, and then work with you to develop an individualized care plan. Treatment will include education about your diagnosis, hands-on manual therapy, exercises for strength and stability, and functional re-training related to your personal goals.

What makes us different?

  • One-on-one treatments with the same therapist each session
  • All treatments are provided by a licensed therapist
  • Focus on function
  • We treat non-surgical, pre-surgical and post-surgical patients

Physical therapy services

At Edward-Elmhurst Health, you’ll find a full range of physical therapy services for patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults.

When you first meet with a physical therapist, you’ll have a thorough evaluation and assessment. Then, we’ll educate you about your diagnosis and develop your individualized care plan, including daily activities designed to prevent injury. Your treatment will consist of hands-on, manual-based physical therapy, as well as exercises for strength and stability—all based on your unique needs and treatment goals. 

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Fall and Balance Clinic

Every year, 1 in 3 adults 65 years or older falls. For older adults, long-term consequences of falls such as hip fractures, traumatic brain injury, and fear of falling can significantly decrease quality of life and independent living.

In our Fall and Balance Clinic, our licensed physical therapists are experienced in treating balance and gait impairments. 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.

Learn more about our Fall and Balance Clinic.

Pain management

Pain is very complex, but recent research has shed light on why some people have chronic, widespread pain that can last for months or even years.

The physical therapists at Edward-Elmhurst Health are experts in the non-surgical, non-medical treatment of chronic pain. They are well-versed in the latest treatments in pain science including: therapeutic neuroscience education, hands-on physical therapy, graded activity and aerobic exercise, habituation and specific exercises to help reduce pain and prevent future problems.

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Pelvic floor rehabilitation

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.

Edward-Elmhurst Health's pelvic health physical therapists are specially trained in evaluating and treating women’s pelvic floor conditions. Your therapist will work with your medical team in helping you regain control of your life.

Learn more about pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Occupational Health & Worker's Compensation

Our physical therapists are specialists in work-related injuries and support the philosophy of rapid return to the workplace with or without restricted duty. Beginning with the initial evaluation and continuing through the individualized treatment program, we work with each patient to recover from injury and regain skills for work-related tasks.

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Step-Down Program

Edward-Elmhurst Rehabilitation is now offering a Step-Down Program to our current or recently-discharged patients to continue working toward their personal or long-term goals. This program is designed for those who no longer need to see their physical therapist for individualized sessions more than once a week, but are interested in continuing strengthening and conditioning.

Learn more about the Step-Down Program.

Sports medicine

Edward-Elmhurst Sports Rehab is dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system following injury or surgery. Our physical therapists take pride in our ability to evaluate and treat all sports injuries. Our rehab outcomes rank in the top 10 percent nationwide, and we do so in fewer visits than the average clinic, saving you money. We will match you with the right therapist at the right location to restore your function and help you achieve your sports and recreation goals.

Learn more about sports medicine.

Pulmonary rehab

Pulmonary rehabilitation can make life easier for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.

Learn more about pulmonary rehabilitation at Edward-Elmhurst Health.