The Power of Physical Therapy in the Chicago Area

Kristin Burda

By choosing NovaCare, you are choosing an established leader in physical therapy, sports medicine and work health. We work hard to create a positive clinical and customer service experience for our patients. To help our patients reach their functional goals in a safe and compassionate environment, our experienced therapists develop an individualized plan of care. Each plan is designed to get you back to activity, back to work, and most importantly, back to the activities of your life.

Discover the power of physical therapy today with NovaCare Rehabilitation.

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  • Community Details
    Chicago Area Runner's Association (CARA)

    We are the exclusive physical therapy provider for The Chicago Area Runner's Association(CARA). We have highly qualified physical therapists on staff to help all CARA participants run safely and efficiently by providing exceptional rehabilitation services. We have helped thousands of runners through our sports injury hotline (866-TRY-NOVA) and lectures. We are always excited to see our patients complete any race, from a 5k to the Chicago Marathon!

    If you want to run your best, run with CARA and NovaCare! As the area's largest running organization, CARA is a key player in ensuring the safety and development of area running paths. CARA has been training runners for the 5K to the marathon for more than 25 years. If you need coaching, CARA is your local resource, your local expert!

    Run with CARA and NovaCare to become the best runner you can be! Become a member today and use the code Nova14 for $5 off membership! Join today!

    DePaul University

    NovaCare Rehabilitation has been the official physical therapy provider for DePaul University since 2003.  We are responsible for providing physical therapy services to DePaul's athletes as well as athletic training services for a number of teams, including basketball.  We are proud to be affiliated with the DePaul Big East Conference team!

    Our onsite outpatient physical therapy center is located right on the DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus in the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center.  The Ray Meyer Center has state-of-the-art equipment and is one of the largest Campus Recreation Centers in the country.  The physical therapy clinic is conveniently located right in the middle of the Lincoln Park campus and is open to the public.

    Loyola University

    NovaCare Rehabilitation is the exclusive provider of physical therapy and athletic training services to the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers! NovaCare's Corey Oshikoya serves as the head athletic trainer to the Ramblers, alongside the athletic training team of Lindsey Toman, Ashley Schultejann, Peter Higbie and Rachel Chidester.

    We are thrilled to work with Loyola University Chicago and the Ramblers!

    Chicago Fire
    NovaCare Rehabilitation is proud to be the official physical therapy and athletic training provider for the Chicago Fire. NovaCare’s Mario Cruz, ATC, P.T., DPT, SCS, and Steve Purcell, M.S., ATC, will serve as the athletic trainers for the Fire. We wish the team a wonderful and healthy season! GO FIRE!
  • Services & Offerings
    Our highly-respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being.  We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals.  Our commitment to customer satisfaction is demonstrated by our high-quality clinical care, positive interaction with patients, complete and timely communication to physicians and case managers, patient education programs, convenient locations and prompt appointment availability.  We offer the following programs and services:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Aquatic Therapy
    • Athletic Training Services
    • Hand Therapy
    • Incontinence
    • Isokinetics
    • Low Back Rehabilitation
    • Lymphedema
    • Maternal Wellness
    • Neurological Rehabilitation
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Orthotics
    • Senior Wellness
    • TMJ Rehabilitation
    • Women's Health
    • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • Dry Needling
    • Graston Technique
    • Active Release Techniques
    • Sports Performance
    • Endurance Rehabilitation
    WorkStrategies® Program

    Today, America's employers are very much at risk - paying nearly one billion dollars per week in workers' compensation costs.  Through the WorkStrategies® Program, our main objectives are to: reduce the frequency and severity of injuries; achieve higher levels of employee functionality; and reduce the employer's TOTAL workers' compensation costs and lost work time.

    We partner with employers, case managers, claim managers, TPAs, and insurance companies to provide innovative an cost-effective SOLUTIONS for the prevention and treatment of work-related injuries.

    The WorkStrategies® Program offers the following services:

    • Acute (Work-site) Physical & Occupational Therapy
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    • Injury Prevention & Ergonomics
    • Post-Offer Employment Testing
    • Work Hardening and Work Conditioning
  • Patient Forms
    Patient Information Forms
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