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Rehabilitation

The therapy teams at HSHS St. Francis 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.

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Whether you are recovering from an injury or an illness or living with a chronic condition, HSHS St. Francis Hospital Rehabilitation is committed to helping you return to the most fulfilling, independent life possible.

Our expert physicians, nurses, therapists and home health professionals are dedicated and compassionate individuals who are also highly experienced in rehabilitation and the most advanced therapies available. Each of them will work closely with you and your loved ones to ensure that you have the care you need.

Our therapists also provide feedback about prior level of function, special care needs, discharge plans and possible home modifications.

For more information call 217-324-2191, ext. 224-8350.

Man stretching during physical therapy

Physical therapy

At HSHS St. Francis we offer inpatient and outpatient services for physical therapy. Patients will enjoy working with the same staff for their entire recovery process, providing them a familiar face and a shoulder to lean on.

Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and affect their day-to-day living activities. They examine the patient and help develop a plan to reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

Working with a physical therapist helps patients return to their optimal health.

Commonly treated conditions

  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Post surgeries (i.e. total knee replacements, total hip replacement and back surgeries)
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Dizziness and balance problems
Woman working on speech therapy

Speech therapy

Speech therapy may be involved when your communication, thinking or swallowing has been affected by illness or injury. Our skilled speech therapists are specifically trained to restore, rehabilitate and help patients. Services include:

  • Speech evaluation and treatment for patients in the hospital that have speech impairments, cognitive issues or swallowing concerns.
  • Swallowing evaluations for outpatient patients.
Woman working a puzzle for occupational therapy

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps prepare patients to successfully perform daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and home care management. Our highly-skilled occupational therapy team will customize a program to help restore function through:

  • Activities of daily living, such as dressing and bathing
  • Range-of-motion, strengthening and coordination exercises
  • Patient and family education and training in equipment needs
  • Vision and memory training

Our highly-skilled occupational therapy team can customize a program to help restore function through range-of-motion, strengthening and coordination exercises.  

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehab helps patients return to their normal activities through exercise and education. Patients with lung disease are educated on controlled breathing techniques, panic control, relaxation techniques, energy conservation, medication use, smoking cessation, proper nutrition, home oxygen use, decreasing risk of infection, recognizing signs of infection and emotional issues.