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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    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! 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!
    Marathon Recovery Services

    Are you gearing up for a big race? Let NovaCare Rehabilitation's recovery services keep you on pace!

    Complimentary Injury Screens are a brief review of symptoms performed by a licensed physical therapist or athletic trainer. Following a brief consultation, it may be determined that additional care is required to treat your pain or injury and we will provide you with education regarding your injury, a plan of care and/or a physician referral, if needed.

    RecoveryPump uses the benefits of sequential compression as an aggressive, every day therapy for muscle recovery. RecoveryPump speeds up the body's natural means of recovery, allowing an athlete to quickly climb back to optimal performance levels and address muscle pain at its source.

    AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the world’s first and only treadmill using NASA-based anti-gravity technology and is designed for lower-body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, sport-specific conditioning programs and neurologic retraining.

    Cupping is a mobilization technique used to treat pain, inflammation, stiffness and blood flow restrictions. Cupping combines massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin.

    Manual Therapy  is a collection of specialized hands-on techniques used by therapists to help muscles relax, decrease pain and restore normal movement to joints. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part or having the patient move the body part against the therapist's resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
     and other recovery services and products available.

    To learn more about how these products and services can aid in your recovery, contact a location near you or call our injury hotline at 866.TRY.NOVA or for more details.

    Community News
    NovaCare is proud to offer Pediatric Therapy with the addition of NovaCare Kids!
    Through our 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…
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    NovaCare Rehabilitation is now offering Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training!
    BFR training, also known as occlusion therapy, uses a self- regulating pressure cuff to affect blood flow to/away from extremity. The goal is to occlude venous return away from extremity but allow for continued arterial flow to muscles during…
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    Complimentary Injury Screens at Fitness Formula Club!
    NovaCare clinicians will be performing complimentary injury screens at our Fitness Formula Club centers on the following dates in October. Are you suffering from pain that just isn't going away? Come by and get your injury questions answered.FFC…
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    11 physical therapists in NovaCare's Chicago market are now certified in orthopaedic manual therapy!
    NovaCare Rehabilitation is pleased to announce 11 physical therapists in our Chicago market have successfully passed the Ola Grimsby Institute’s examination to become certified in orthopaedic manual therapy (COMT). This certification is awarded for…
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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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