Rehabilitation plays a key role in recovery from stroke, head trauma and spinal injuries. At Advocate Christ Medical Center, our nationally accredited physical therapy and rehabilitation program combines exercise and education to help patients improve their quality of life.
Led by nationally recognized rehabilitation experts, our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Patients recovering from the full range of neurological conditions receive acute rehabilitation services from bedside swallowing, speech and physical therapy to constraint-induced therapy to help stroke patients gain the use of partially paralyzed limbs.
Patients with spasticity, one of the more debilitating effects of stroke, have access to the latest therapies, including Botox injections for localized muscle problems and intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pumps implanted near the spine for more serious muscle conditions.
Rehabilitation therapists work with spine patients to address motor and sensory capabilities of the body, as well as their emotional response to recovery. Our spinal cord injury rehabilitation team is trained in the latest rehabilitation protocols for recovery.
Our reputation as a tertiary center for care means that rehabilitations specialists at Christ Medical Center are able to facilitate seamless transitions for patients to a number of transitional programs, from skilled nursing facilities to home therapy to outpatient therapy.