Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UIC focuses on the restoration of function in people with a wide range of disabling injuries and illnesses. PM&R deals not only with the physical aspects of injury or disease but also on the person’s social, emotional and vocational well being.
The practice of rehabilitation medicine is based on a holistic and comprehensive approach to medical care for individuals who have experienced an impairment resulting from an injury, disease process or developmental disorder.
The University of Illinois Hospital in cooperation with the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation operates an 18-bed Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation unit for adult’s age 18 and older. The inpatient rehabilitation unit is accredited by both JC and CARF. <Read More>
Outpatient Services & Rehabilitation clinics
We offer outpatient General Rehabilitation services covering a wide variety of Illness and diseases like stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, neuromuscular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, non surgical pain management, spasticity management, disability evaluation, amputee rehab, evaluation for assistive devices, wheel chairs, cardiac, pulmonary rehab and lymphedema management. <Read More>
Rehabilitation team includes
Physiatrist: Specialist in Rehab medicine provides patient care and leadership to the rehab team
Rehabilitation nurses monitor the patient’s health status, reinforce the skills patients learn in therapy, provide patient education, provide wound care, and teach bowel and bladder management.
Physical therapists help patients improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and mobility through exercises and activities designed especially for their needs.
Occupational therapists help patients gain strength, skills, and confidence and regain maximum independence in activities of daily living. These may include eating, dressing, bathing, or other self-care activities; they may also include household activities such as cooking, laundry and leisure interests
Speech pathologists help patients improve swallowing function, communication skills, comprehension, expression, reading, writing, memory, and problem solving in the treatment of swallowing, eating, and voice disorders.
Psychologists work with patients and their families to manage behavioral, emotional, and cognitive changes that affect self-confidence and relationships following a major illness.
Case managers/Social worker /Discharge planners: work with the patient and family to develop a realistic discharge plan, identify community resources, and assist with insurance companies to ensure optimal benefit coverage.