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Rehabilitation Programs


Rehabilitation Programs

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  1. Orthopedic and Pain Rehabilitation Program
  2. Sports Injury Rehabilitation Program
  3. Upper Extremity/Hand Program and Splinting Services
  4. Joint Replacement Program
  5. Osteoporosis
  6. Neurological Rehabilitation Programs
  7. Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation Program
  8. Incontinence/Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Treatment
  9. Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program
  10. Lymphedema Program
  11. Voice and Swallowing Program
  12. Wound Care
  13. Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
  14. Work Hardening
  15. Scoliosis Rehab

Orthopedic and Pain Rehabilitation Program

Adventist Midwest Health's Rehabilitation Services work to restore optimal function and mobility and to return you to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

The Ortho/Pain Clinic sees a variety of patients with a number of musculoskeletal diagnoses, including:

  • Myositis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Lumbar Disc Pathology
  • Encroachment of nerve roots
  • Tendinitis
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pain
  • Post-Mastectomy

Our clinics offer each individual many different alternatives to treatment. Utilizing progressive techniques and equipment, rehabilitation emphasizes a home program to enhance and maintain progress.



Manual Therapy

Electric Stimulation

Joint Mobilization


Soft Tissue Mobilization 


Craniosacral Techniques


Myofascial Release

Muscle Energy Techniques

Sports Injury Rehabilitation Program


This program works with athletes to restore function through the acute phase and strengthening and conditioning the trunk and extremity muscle groups to return the individual to their activities. 

All staff members are experienced in specific mobilization, myofascial release and exercise techniques. Our staff takes pride in their ability to evaluate and pinpoint specific areas that require treatment and are enthusiastic about their professions, which results in a quality level of care.

A variety of diagnoses are treated, such as:


  1. Rotator cuff injuries
  2. Knee injuries (i.e. ACL and meniscal tears)
  3. Running injuries (i.e. Achilles ruptures, plantarfascitis)
  4. Stress fractures & other general fractures 


Upper Extremity/Hand Program and Splinting Services


The Upper Extremity/Hand Rehabilitation Program is focused on restoring maximum functional potential of the upper extremity and/or hand. Therapists provide and instruct alternative methods of activities of daily living (A.D.L.) skills and exercises. Joint repair, post-operative mastectomy and skin graft patients are also treated. 

A variety of hand injuries and/or work related injuries are treated , such as:

  • Tendon repairs
  • Nerve repairs
  • Replantations
  • Crush injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Amputations
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)
  • Scleroderma
  • Arthritis

Joint Replacement Program


Our outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy rehab program provides continuous care following a joint replacement. Many physicians throughout the Chicagoland area refer their patients to our outpatient joint program and we provide a seamless transition from the Adventist Joint Success Program.



Adventist Midwest Health's Rehabilitation Services provides an excellent program geared at physical therapy with a focus on posture and exercise. Physical therapy can be an important component in resourcing patients in appropriate exercise, posture evaluation/recommendations and body mechanics. Education also includes prevention of injury during activities of daily living and homemaking. A balance assessment is performed when needed and training is provided to help prevent falls. Pain relief is addressed through modalities and education. Treatment includes weight bearing and weight training activities.


Neurological Rehabilitation Programs


Physical, occupational, and speech therapy programs treat patients with conditions such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and other nervous system disorders. 

  • Physical therapy uses a variety of strengthening and motion exercises, including muscle re-education techniques, ambulation/transfer training and balance/coordination activities. 
  • Occupational therapy addresses motor coordination, as well as strengthening, range of motion and muscle re-education techniques. 
  • Speech therapy restores your verbal and written communication skills and your cognitive abilities. 

Neurological rehabilitation is provided at all of our outpatient locations.


Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation Program


Vestibular rehabilitation consists of customized activity to restore our balance and our sense of spatial orientation. Physical therapy strategies compensate for vestibular loss by enabling patients to use alternative sensory components and parts of the body that affect balance. A variety of environments may be used to optimize balance.


Incontinence/Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Treatment


Weakness of the pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy, childbirth, surgery or normal aging can result in incontinence.

Physical therapy can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and treatment is generally performed once a week at the Adventist Rehabilitation center of your choice. You will also be educated about offsite treatments that can be performed from the privacy of your own home.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program


Adventist Midwest Health's Rehabilitation Services offer post-breast surgery rehabilitation for women and men. This program is designed to assist you with resuming your usual activities by improving your range of motion while decreasing pain.

This program can also assist those who need increased range of motion prior to radiation therapy.

Lymphedema Program

The therapists at Adventist Midwest Health are trained to treat lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities. Manual decompression therapy and bandaging techniques are combined with an individualized exercise program and information that you can use to continue the healing process after you are discharged from the hospital.

Voice and Swallowing Program

 Voice and swallowing difficulties are treated utilizing various techniques including exercise, compensatory strategies, outpatient video fluoroscopic studies and patient/family education.

Individualized treatment is provided by our speech pathologists for the following neurological and functional diagnoses, such organic voice disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), dysphasia and head/neck cancer.

Wound Care

 Healing of wounds can be assisted by physical modalities. When a physician orders wound care, therapists can perform electrical stimulation; pulsed ultrasound; whirlpool or other interventions to help with the wound healing. Also physical therapist can perform off loading splints or obtain off loading shoes and insure the patient has adequate mobility to prevent further pressure that can aggrivate wounds. 

Additional wound care services are available at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital's Wound Care Center. 

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

The Occupational Rehabilitation Program offers the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to identify a person's capabilities to return to work, daily living tasks and to assist in disability rating. 

The FCE is a test that evaluates your ability to perform necessary tasks. A two-day protocol is used to assess the effects of the first day of testing on the second day and to observe consistency of performance. The testing protocol does not allow unsafe behaviors. The goal of the FCE is to identify your safe and maximum physical capabilities and to: 

  • Assist with return-to-work planning – Your FCE can be used to identify a safe work area for an employee and for case management and resolution
  • Identify safe capacities for all aspects of life – This will help prevent future injury or overexertion after rehabilitation ends

The Functional Capacities Inventory (FCI), a two-page summary of your performance, is sent to the referring physician within two days of testing.


Work Hardening


The Work Hardening Program offers a variety of services to facilitate a safe and expedient return to employment after a disruption caused by illness or injury. Upon referral, you will receive a thorough evaluation in which targeted work positions are identified and analyzed as they relate to musculoskeletal capacity. Your treatment plan is then designed to facilitate goal accomplishment. Program activities may include work simulation, general conditioning and progressive resistive exercise, as well as exercises specific to the area of injury. You may also participate in group problem-solving and education sessions. Evaluation and treatment services are provided by occupational and physical therapists under the supervision of a licensed physician.


Scoliosis RehabScoliosis Rehab


Scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine, affects not only the spinal joints, but also the muscles and ligaments that attach to it. People with scoliosis usually feel imbalanced or in pain and if left untreated could result in the curve progressing rapidly especially in young patients. Paulson Rehab is the only clinic in Illinois that has a therapist certified in the Schroth method, a three dimensional exercise program specific to an individual's curve pattern, widely used in Europe as a conservative treatment for scoliosis. The program starts with a detailed posture assessment, an X-ray review, an orthopedic evaluation, and testing of lung capacity. Patients generally benefit from a treatment frequency of 2-3 treatments per week for 8-10 weeks. Clinic treatment is supplemented with an exercise program that is practiced at home.


For more information, call:


Adventist Paulson Rehab Willowbrook – (630) 856-8200
Adventist Paulson Rehab LaGrange – (708) 245-7900
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital-Rehab Care – (630) 312-5900
Adventist GlenOaks Physical Rehabilitation – (630) 894-0606
Adventist Plainfield Physical Therapy – (630) 312-3320


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