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The compassionate inpatient therapy team at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital offers physical therapy, cardiopulmonary therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

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The therapy teams at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital are dedicated to helping patients make a full recovery.  Our caring, compassionate therapists are an integral part of the patient's health care team to help ensure the highest quality of care. Our therapists also provide feedback about prior level of function, special care needs, discharge plans and possible home modifications.

To discuss or schedule treatment, please contact us at 217-774-6434. Hours of operation: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday. Please let us know if you have special scheduling requirements.

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Physical therapy

When injury or illness prevents you – or places restrictions on you – from doing the things you like to do, the physical therapy team is ready to step in and help you take those crucial first steps toward recovery.

Our experienced and highly-trained therapists and therapy assistants provide expert guidance while our facility offers high-quality equipment to help you maximize your potential and achieve your best state of health.

Our environment is friendly and encouraging and we are fully committed to listening carefully in order to partner with you and your physician in order to find your best treatment solution. We pledge to do our absolute best to help you to return to an active, healthy life.

Physical therapy is provided in a variety of settings in order to serve your individual needs. We provide rehabilitative services in your home, during in-patient stays, or through our out-patient rehabilitation center. 

Treatments and conditions

The goal of physical therapy is to restore normal movement and function after a patient undergoes surgery or suffers from an illness or injury. Our dedicated team of licensed physical therapists uses hands-on treatment, exercise and gait training to help you regain independence. Physical therapy assists with:

  • Restoring normal function, strength and coordination
  • Improving mobility
  • Relieving pain

Services include:

  • Rehabilitation after stroke
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Strength, balance and mobility therapy
  • Treatment for joint and muscle pain
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Whirlpool wound care
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Total joint replacement
  • Fracture repair
  • Treatment for joint and muscle pain

Conditions we treat:

  • Back injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Multiple ceuropathy
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • General weakness
  • Disease progression
  • Amputations
  • Acute/chronic pain