Advocate's approach to excellence in physical therapy
Advocate Health Care employs experienced, compassionate physical therapists who work closely with patients, families, and primary care physicians to establish individual goals and create treatment plans that achieve them. To improve and speed results, therapists also educate and involve patients and caregivers in home treatment plans.
Many of our Advocate therapists are certified as pediatric clinical specialists by the American Physical Therapy Association and have training in pediatric neurodevelopmental treatment.
Our work helps children become as independently mobile as possible, from the earliest stages of rolling over and sitting up to learning to use a walker, wheelchair, or prosthetic device. Our expertise includes:
Therapies for cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, gait abnormalities, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorder, prematurity, brachial plexus injuries, torticollis, and plagiocephaly
Pre- and post-operative care and exercise
Serial casting, for greater joint mobility
Neuromuscular and threshold electrical stimulation
Kinesiotaping for muscular imbalances
We provide physical therapy services on an inpatient and outpatient basis and at multiple sites, including Advocate hospitals and rehabilitation centers. We work closely with patients before and after surgery to successfully adapt to prosthetics or orthotics.
Home Health Services
Advocate Good Samaritan rehabilitation therapy services
Advocate Good Shepherd rehabilitation