Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, or are coping with an illness that has caused physical limitations, we can help. At Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, our licensed and specialty-trained physical and occupational therapists offer care to help restore your strength and regain your mobility.

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Physical Therapy at Presence Saint Joseph

Our highly skilled physical therapists have certifications in orthopedics, sports medicine and pain management. With our training plus our experience working with thousands of patients, we have expertise in treating people with a wide range of conditions. Our physical therapy program offers:

  • One-on-one appointments: You’ll have your therapist’s undivided attention during your session, for a more personalized interaction.
  • Convenience: Our location on the main Presence Saint Joseph campus near Sheridan & Diversey offers onsite discounted parking.

Outpatient Physical Therapy Services We Offer

We work closely with you and your physician to evaluate you and develop a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Our services include:

  • Arthritis mobility and pain relief
  • Graston technique to address soft tissue restrictions and improve mobility
  • Hand therapy
    • Range of motion and strength, joint mobilization, custom splinting, playing casts, edema control, sensory education, work station evaluations/modifications and wound care
  • Lymphedema and breast cancer care
    • Range of motion and strength, manual lymphatic drainage, scar/implant mobility, compression bandaging, proper wound care, scar massage, education and individualized home exercise programs
  • Motion analysis using Dartfish video software
    • Highlights biomechanical deficiencies using angles, measurements and shapes for precise feedback and comprehensive analysis
  • Neck and back injury recovery and pain
  • Orthopedic and overuse injuries
  • Osteoarthritis management exercises
  • Patient education
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care
  • Pre- and Post-surgical conditions
  • Sports injury rehab and prevention
  • Strength, endurance and flexibility training
  • Vestibular rehabilitation to improve balance and minimize dizziness-related problems
  • Women's Health
    • Pelvic floor therapy for pelvic pain and incontinence affecting women, men and children, including: strengthening for weakened pelvic floor muscles, neuromuscular reeducation exervises, postural education, soft tissue mobilization, spinal/pelvic alignment corrections and biofeeback training
    • Prenatal and Postnatal Care
  • Work conditioning


Free Injury Screening by a Physical or Occupational Therapist

If you have an injury and aren’t sure what type of treatment you need, we offer complimentary 15-minute injury screenings. During the assessment, one of our licensed health care professionals:

  • Asks you about your condition
  • Observes how you move
  • Assesses how your movement differs from optimal
  • Discusses with you how this issue may be causing pain and affecting your quality of life

We then recommend treatment and follow-up options, which may include seeing a specialist who is best suited to treat your condition. To schedule a complimentary injury screening, please request an appointment. You don’t need a referral for the free screening. Please note that this screening is not available for federally funded beneficiaries. 

Outpatient Rehab: What to Expect

Before you start your outpatient rehab program, we perform a comprehensive assessment. Here’s what to expect during your first visit:

  • Bring your physician’s order/referral, health insurance information and your photo ID.
  • Make sure to wear or bring clothing that is comfortable to move around in.

Many health insurance plans cover the costs of rehabilitation, so contact your health insurance company to check the services that your plan covers. Here are the accepted insurance plans at Presence Health. This list is not comprehensive and is constantly changing. Please call your insurance provider to verify that we are in network with your plan prior to scheduling your appointment. 


Our physical therapists provide outpatient services:

Center for Orthopedic and Specialty Care
2845 North Sheridan Road, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60657
View a map and directions. We offer low-cost parking in our parking garage.

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