University of Chicago Medicine's therapy and rehabilitation services specialize in the treatment of injuries and disorders — particularly those sustained by trauma, orthopaedic or neurological injury, burns, cancer or wounds. We also offer therapeutic recreation for eligible patients. Our mission is to provide superior therapy services to all persons referred in a compassionate, competent and effective manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality.

Highly skilled therapists design unique treatment plans for each individual's rehabilitation needs. Working with physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and other health professionals, we share a team approach to patient care. Our multidisciplinary therapy team provides comprehensive rehabilitation and support services in a patient-centered environment with individualized therapy treatment for the following services:

  • Rehabilitative acute care
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Outpatient services
  • Home care therapy & rehabilitation

Collaboration with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

UChicago Medicine has entered into an agreement with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to enhance and expand upon our current physical medicine and rehabilitation services. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the premier rehabilitation hospital in the country and has been ranked the “No. 1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991.

A dedicated team from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab — including physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians) — now leads the administrative and clinical oversight of the therapy programs offered throughout the UChicago Medicine enterprise. This includes the inpatient rehabilitation unit, acute therapy and outpatient therapy at Ingalls Memorial Hospital and acute and outpatient therapy in Hyde Park. In addition, our physiatrists provide consult service at Ingalls Memorial Hospital and University of Chicago Medicine and will soon be adding consult service at Comer Children Hospital.

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