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Rehabilitation Treatment Customized For You

Rush-Copley offers a wide range of rehabilitation services.

Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP): Through the use of state of the art technology, our specially trained staff can accurately assess balance and dizziness  disorders. The vestibular system is the integration of our senses to determine where our body is in space, this incorporates vision, the inner ear, and feedback from muscles and joints. The use of CDP technology helps therapists determine what area of the system is causing the balance disfunction or dizziness. This technology is uniqe to our clinic and is used in both assessment and treatment of patients.

Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT): Speech language pathologists are certified to use an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. The use of this technique requires specialized training and has been beneficial with the treatment of other conditions including stroke and multiple sclerosis.

VitalStim Therapy for Swallowing Dysfunction: VitalStim is a treatment used to help patients who have difficulty swallowing. Our therapists are certified to provide VitalStim to assist with improving swallow function. Electrical stimulation is used to aid in muscle strengthening to improve the patient’s swallowing function. This intervention has been shown to accelerate recovery.

Graston Technique®: Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and other soft tissue restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. This intervention requires specialized training and is a technique unique to our facility.

Lymphedema Management: Comprehensive decongestive physical therapy is provided for patients with mild to moderate lymphedema, an abnormal swelling condition brought on by cancer, genetic abnormalities or multiple surgical procedures. Treatments include skin care, compression bandaging and lymphatic drainage massage and patient education. Your treatment program may include land and/or aquatic exercise to facilitate lymphatic drainage.

Manual Therapy: Manual therapy is incorporated in treatment for patients who require soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization or myofascial release. To help reduce stiffness and restore joint motion, therapists use manual therapy in conjunction with therapeutic exercise and patient education to accelerate recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.

Sports Therapy: The goal of an injured athlete is to return to their previous level of competition as quickly as possible. Our sports therapy program promotes recovery, injury prevention and peak performance through physical therapy.

Spine Rehabilitation: Our focus is to promote optimal function following spinal injuries, surgery or chronic pain. We incorporate flexibility and strengthening exercises, education on posture and body mechanics, manual therapy and aerobic conditioning. Each individual’s diagnosis is unique and our program recognizes this throughout the healing process.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Our facility offers evaluation and treatment for dizziness, vertigo and balance difficulties due to positional vertigo, head injury, whiplash, labyrinthitis, stroke and multiple falls. Computerized dynamic posturography evaluates the inner ear, eyes and extremities and their contribution to balance. An individualized program of movement exercise, visualmotor coordination, balance training, safety education and ways to compensate for permanent damage will be a part of your therapy.

Aquatic Therapy: You’ll have access to a warm water (86-93 degrees Fahrenheit) therapeutic pool, with stairs, ramp or chair lift accessibility. Patients with diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome,orthopedic dysfunctions, joint pain and sports injuries may be eligible for aquatic therapy. Therapists are trained in basic water
safety and CPR and will design aquatic exercise programs using water to address deficits in strength, flexibility, conditioning and function.

Occupational Therapy: Rehabilitation for patients with limited hand or upper extremity function from injuries, arthritis, cumulative trauma such as carpal tunnel syndrome, work injury or neurological disorders is offered through our occupational therapy program. Customized splinting is available as well as equipment for work and daily living simulation. Occupational therapy may assist you in improving visual perceptual and cognitive skills following a neurological injury to facilitate independence in your daily activities.

Speech-Language Pathology: Infants through geriatrics can receive therapy at Rush-Copley for a variety of needs including:  articulation, stuttering, foreign accent reduction, voice, aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, cognitive deficits, and dysphagia.  Patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer, stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, developmental delays, and vocal nodules are just a few of the patient populations that may benefit from our programs.

  • Swallowing:  from clinical swallow evaluations to videofluoroscopic swallow evaluations, our swallowing team provides a comprehensive investigation into your swallowing difficulty and initiates your individualized therapy plan.  Rush Copley is one of few locations in the Fox Valley area to offer state of the art Vital Stim Therapy for treating swallowing disorders.
  • Speech/Language/Voice:  stuttering, voice therapy, articulation, and accent reduction are just a few of the areas we can work on to increase your ability to communicate effectively.  Following a stroke or brain injury that may cause aphasia, apraxia or dysarthria, we can work with you to develop the best means for you to communicate while improving your expression and comprehension.  For patients with Parkinson’s Disease, we can help you increase the volume of your speech.
  • Cognition:  Our speech-language pathologists will work with you and your family to improve your problem solving, memory, reasoning and thinking skills and develop assistive devices to suit your individual needs following a stroke or brain injury.

Women’s Health Therapy: This is a specialty that addresses women’s health concerns throughout the life cycle. The therapist designs treatments for musculoskeletal dysfunction during pregnancy, postpartum and post-cesarean section care. Female athletes and women with osteoporosis may also benefit.

Pelvic Floor Therapy: Available for male and female patients to treat pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, chronic prostatitis, urgency and frequency alterations, pelvic muscle weakness and episiotomy pain.