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, work and, most importantly, the activities of your life.

Experience the power of physical therapy today with NovaCare Rehabilitation. For more information, please contact me directly at [email protected] Stay in touch! Ask questions or tell us about your experience with NovaCare on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #ThePowerofPT.

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    No Referral? No Problem.

    Physical TherapyYou wouldn’t go a year without having an eye exam or dental check, would you? But what about your body? If you have nagging pain or experienced an injury, come to NovaCare Rehabilitation for an assessment.

    You do not need a physician’s referral to start physical therapy. Our licensed physical therapists will work directly with you. If we feel a common injury or issue needs further advise, we will refer you to your doctor or appropriate specialist. We will also communicate with your doctor as directed.

    A physical therapy plan specific to your pain or injury can help you begin to recover and get back to what you love. Contact NovaCare Rehabilitation today to request a complimentary consultation!

    Sports Partners

    NovaCare Rehabilitation is proud to partner with and provide athletic training and physical therapy services to

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    Programs We Offer
    Sports Injury Hotline
    NovaCare Rehabilitationhotline logo provides a Sports Injury Hotline to all competitive and recreation athletes! Contact 866-TRY-NOVA (879-6682) or [email protected]! A NovaCare athletic trainer will answer your questions and address any concerns related to the prevention or treatment of common injuries. Our athletic trainer can also help you set up a complimentary injury screen at a location near you!
    Active Release Technique

    ARTActive Release Techniques® (ART) is a soft-tissue mobilization technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is beneficial for conditions such as headaches, back pains, shin splint, plantar fasciitis, shoulder and knee problems.

    Persistent pain and restriction of motion can be caused by a build-up of scar tissue after an injury, affecting the body’s soft tissue. Such injuries often do not show up in X-rays, which make them difficult to diagnose and treat with traditional methods. Trained to identify and treat a variety of soft-tissue conditions, ART-certified physical therapists use a hands-on technique involving your body’s natural motion to break up scar tissue and restore motion to affected areas.

    ART is offered at the following locations: Andersonville-Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Lincoln Park Athletic Club-Diversey, Naperville NorthNorth Ave.-Sheffield FFC, Oak Park RUSH, Palos HillsPark Ridge FFC, Portage Park-Six Corners, Rogers Park-Loyola University and Union Station FFC.

    NovaCare Kids Pediatric Therapy Programs

    Kids logoThrough our NovaCare Kids Pediatric Therapy programs, we help children live better through the power of physical, occupational and speech language therapy. Our highly trained clinical team will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for your child. Our NovaCare Kids centers offer the following services to meet our patients needs.


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  • 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
    • Cupping Therapy
    • Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • 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
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