Rehabilitation Services

Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
5645 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634

The Rehabilitation Services Department at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care to return you to your fullest possible function.

Inpatient, skilled care and outpatient services provide a warm, caring atmosphere to promote maximum independence for body and spirit.

Our highly trained staff includes licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as licensed physical and occupational therapy assistants and rehabilitation technicians.

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Physician Referral

A physician referral is required before scheduling of services. On receipt of the referral, you will be promptly scheduled for your initial evaluation.

Individualized Treatment

After thorough evaluation by a therapist, an individualized therapy program will be developed to meet your specific needs. Evaluations and reports of your progress will occur frequently between the therapy staff and your referring physician.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call the Rehabilitation Services Department at 773-794-7690.


Specially trained therapists perform functional capacity evaluations and work rehabilitation to ensure an employee's return to work.

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) - a comprehensive, objective test of an individual’s ability to perform work-related tasks.
    • Function measurements are used to make return-to-work and activity decisions, and disability determinations. Findings also can be helpful to design rehabilitation plans.
    • A physician referral is required before scheduling the evaluation.
    • Evaluations take about 4 hours to complete. A full report of the individual’s abilities and limitations will be provided to the referring physician within 48-hours.
    • If further training is necessary, the therapist may recommend the individual continue skilled therapy or participate in our Work Rehabilitation program.
  • Work Rehabilitation (WR) - a supervised, individualized program of work conditioning that maximizes a person’s ability to safely return to work. WR initiation is based on FCE results.
    • Work rehabilitation incorporates progressive work simulation, aerobic conditioning, strengthening exercises, instruction on correct body mechanics and lifting techniques, and home exercise activities to prepare an injured worker to meet the critical demands of his job.
    • A physician referral is required before scheduling the rehabilitation. Therapy usually progresses from 2 hours of therapy 3-5 times a week to 4 hours of therapy 3-5 times a week.

Available Therapies

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work with patients to help them regain mobility and strength and restore function. Comprehensive musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary health is the focus of the Physical Therapy Program. The goal is to help you achieve an optimal functional status at home, at work and in the community. Therapies are provided for a variety of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions, including:

  • Back, neck, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow soft tissue injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries, such as hip fracture, knee and hip joint replacement
  • Neurological disorders, including stroke, Parkinsons disease and brain injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic, vascular or post-surgical wounds

Balance and Vestibular Center

The Center is designed to treat and improve the quality of life for those with balance and dizziness (vertigo) disorders. Computerized, state-of-the-art technology is used to evaluate your sensory and motor balance systems and define the cause of your balance problems. A customized treatment plan is developed based on this assessment.

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Lymphedema is a chronic swelling of a body part due to blockage of the lymphatic system. Treatment for this condition includes: compression bandaging, manual lymph drainage, remedial exercises, skin care, self-management education and compression garment fitting. The goal is to improve body image, increase use of the affected extremity, and teach long-term management of this condition.

Occupational Therapy

Treatment focuses on improving physical or neurological impairments by increasing range of motion, strength and flexibility. The goal is to help you gain the highest level of independence in daily tasks at home and at work. Therapies include those for:

  • Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries
  • Repetitive injury - Carpal tunnel and deQuervain's syndrome
  • Neurological disorders, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and brain injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Arthritis
  • Adaptations for work, home and leisure activities
  • Ergonomic assessment and injury prevention

Speech Pathology

Treatment includes evaluation and rehabilitation of swallowing disorders and speech, language and cognitive disorders. The goal is to help you achieve maximum communication or swallowing function. Evaluation and treatment include those for:

  • Swallowing difficulties. Videofluoroscopic swallow evaluations are available, if needed
  • Slurred speech and difficulty pronouncing words
  • Difficulty in comprehending speech
  • Difficulty in word-finding or inability to speak
  • Cognitive/thinking deficits including difficulty with reasoning, problem solving, attention, judgment and/or processing
  • Voice disorders, including chronic hoarseness and vocal nodules

If You Need Additional Care

If your physician has determined that you or your loved one are well enough to leave the hospital but still need some extra care, or additional time to recover, Resurrection Senior Services has the rehabilitation and nursing care that is right for you. Click here to learn more.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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