Our Therapy Services Department specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders — particularly those sustained by trauma, orthopedic or neurological injury, burns, cancer or wounds. We also offer therapeutic recreation for eligible patients.

University of Chicago Medicine's 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, our therapists employ a team approach to patient care.

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.

Our Therapy Services

Cardiac rehabilitation is a program to help people recover from heart attacks, heart surgery and procedures such as cardiac stenting and angioplasty. Education and exercise are provided to help patients increase physical fitness and health, reduce cardiac symptoms and reduce the risk of future heart problems.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program to help improve the well-being of people who have chronic breathing problems. Exercise is provided to help patients increase physical fitness and health. Also, education is provided on lung disease and how to help manage it in order to increase a person's ability to complete daily tasks.

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services are offered Monday through Friday.

Occupational therapists help individuals regain, develop and build skills that are important for independent functioning, health and well-being. Occupational therapists work with infants, child and adults who — because of illness, injury, developmental or psychological impairment — need specialized assistance in learning skills to enable them to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.

Our occupational therapy team is trained in orthotic fabrication, exercise and adaptation techniques that improve independence and quality of life. Our team includes therapists with board certification in physical rehabilitation and certified hand therapists.

Inpatient occupational therapy is offered every day. Outpatient therapy is available Monday through Friday.

Physical therapists aim to restore, maintain and promote optimal physical and mobility function. Our therapists are highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of movement dysfunctions. Our team consists of therapists with post-graduate training, including specialists with certifications in orthopedics, lymphedema, pelvic health, wound care, pediatrics and cardiopulmonary.

Inpatient physical therapy is offered every day. Outpatient therapy is available Monday through Friday.

Our certified therapeutic recreation specialist helps individuals protect and improve their health by engaging in activities. Our patients can choose from a broad variety of activities and relaxation techniques, including crocheting, jewelry-making and yoga. Therapeutic recreation is an inpatient service available to patients receiving care for obstetrics, cardiology, hematology/oncology and transplant services. Individuals can participate in groups or one-on-one sessions.

Therapeutic recreation is an inpatient service offered Monday through Friday.

Locations & Availability

Request an appointment online or call 1-888-824-0200. You also can search our physician directory — by specialty, location and language spoken.

We provide therapy services in South Side locations. You must have a physician referral in order to schedule an appointment.

Therapy Services Department

5841 S. Maryland Ave., W107



UChicago Medicine Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine - Hyde Park

5758 S. Maryland Ave., Suite 4A


Hand therapy clinic, walk-in outpatient physical therapy clinic for immediate consult and care of acute injuries or pre- or post-surgical services


Other Locations

UChicago Medicine at Ingalls - Calumet City

UChicago Medicine at Ingalls - Crestwood

UChicago Medicine at Ingalls - Flossmoor

UChicago Medicine at Ingalls - South Holland

UChicago Medicine at Ingalls - Tinley Park


Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Monday through Friday

Inpatient Physical & Occupational Therapy

Every day

Outpatient Physical & Occupational Therapy

Monday through Friday

Therapeutic Recreation (Inpatient Service)

Monday through Friday

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