Physical Therapy - Oak Park IL

Physical and occupational therapy treatment at our Oak Park Medical Center may include:
Therapeutic Exercises, Manual Therapy, Strength Training, Gait Training, Cardiovascular Conditioning.

We specialize in the evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries which may arise from work, sports, automobile accidents, or other trauma.

After a comprehensive evaluation, we will design a customized treatment program that will help the patient return to a normal lifestyle in a safe and timely manner.

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercises are used to:

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including joint mobilization, to treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

Strength Training

Strength training is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance, and size of skeletal muscles. Strength training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being, including increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness, improved joint function, and a reduced potential for injury.

Gait Training

Gait training is used to help one learn how to walk again after injury. The aim of gait training is usually to reduce patients' dependence on assistive devices such as braces, canes, and crutches.

Cardiovascular Conditioning

Cardiovascular conditioning is the enhancement of heart and circulatory function by regular vigorous aerobic exercise. Good cardiovascular function improves your muscles ability to recover. It also promotes increased circulation, improvement in energy and stamina, an increase in muscle endurance, and an overall improvement in mood and sense of well-being.