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Rehabilitation

Whether you are recovering from an injury or an illness or living with a chronic condition we are committed to helping you return to a fulfilling, independent life.

older woman using recumbent bike in a therapy building

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. 

Healing doesn't end when a patient leaves HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland

Our Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Services provide comprehensive care to assist patients in:

  • Restoring movement
  • Promoting healing
  • Relieving pain
  • Adapting to physical changes

Getting a referral

Request a referral for Physical Therapy from your physician.

Did you know with commercial insurance plans you can set an appointment for a physical therapy consultation without a physician referral? Make an appointment to be evaluated by a physical therapist. During the evaluation, frequency of further visits will be determined.

Outpatient Rehab Services is conveniently located on the first floor in the Medical Office Building.

For more information, to schedule an appointment or to schedule an evaluation please call 618-651-2720

Our Team & Treatment Plans

St. Joseph's Hospital has a team of highly skilled rehabilitation professionals to help you rebuild and retrain your body. Offering outpatient and inpatient programs, our expertly trained staff provides personalized treatment plans and one-on-one attention for effective and targeted healing through: 

  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Sports Medicine (Athletes Advantage)

In addition, we offer expanded services that include women's health and bladder care. 

Personalized for You

All programs are made up of personalized treatment plans and provide one-on-one attention for effective and targeted healing. Our expert staff consists of highly trained therapists with the skills and expertise to implement a wide number of progressive techniques. Our service requires a referral from a physician. Therapy services are typically covered by medical insurance.

Tell your doctor you want St. Joseph's Hospital to develop your next personalized rehabilitation program. Call 618-651-2720 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Outpatient Rehab Services is conveniently located on the first floor in the Medical Office Building. 

Specialized Therapy Programs

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland offers an Oncology Wellness Program for patients undergoing cancer treatments at all stages, providing care to maximize quality of life with customized treatments.

Oncology Rehab is therapy for anyone diagnosed with cancer, whether it is for pretreatment, during/after chemotherapy or radiation, or after surgery.

Exercise can be safe and effective when seeing a therapist or therapist assistant trained in treating oncology patients. Benefits related to Oncology rehab include:
  • Reduction in pain and weakness
  • Increased energy levels
  • Help managing depression and anxiety
  • Swelling control
  • Improved motion and mobility
  • Improved balance
Dizziness and impaired balance is the number one complaint of people over 70. These symptoms may occur suddenly or gradually over time. Vestibular therapy assists in the management of vertigo that may have occurred through disease, aging, or injury.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. When the vestibular organs are damaged with disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion, often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and other symptoms.

If the vestibular compensation process is not successful, a person's ability to maintain posture and coordinate balance may become overly dependent on input from the eyes (vision) and muscles and joints (proprioception). Our skilled physical and occupational therapists develop an individualized treatment plan that includes specific head, body, and eye exercises to be performed both in the therapy setting and at home.

A patient in need of vestibular rehabilitation may be experiencing: 
  • dizziness
  • vertigo
  • blurry vision with head movements
  • neck stiffness with avoidance of head movements
  • imbalance
  • need to hold onto objects when walking
  • frequent falls 
  • experience vertigo/spinning