Specialized therapy programs

Individualized treatments and therapy services for specialized conditions

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LSVT LOUD 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:

  • Improve communication, reading, and/or writing skills
  • Improve a patient’s ability to understand what others are saying 
  • Improve a patient’s thinking, math and memory skills, to enhance quality of life and independence
  • Improving swallowing safety and efficiency

HSHS St. Mary's is now offering Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD treatment! This program is a research-based approach that improves the vocal loudness and quality for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. The LSVT LOUD program is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders who are experiencing difficulties effectively communicating with others. These problems can include soft, mumbled, or monotone speech.

Diverse group of people at exercise class

Pelvic floor physical therapy

Pelvic floor physical therapy has moved into the Wiesemann Women's Center to better coordinate care. 

  • Conditions addressed through pelvic floor physical therapy include:
  • Incontinence
  • Postpartum-related musculoskeletal conditions
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor muscle weakness                              
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a state in which the pelvic floor muscles are behaving irregularly, producing abnormal tone, where the muscles can be either too tense or too weak. Either way, bowel and bladder habits, as well as sexual function can become abnormal.

Often, when people think of physical therapy, they think of a crowded gym filled with therapists, patients, weights and colorful bands. At the Wiesemann Women’s Center, a patient’s therapy session will be one-on-one to establish the personal connection that the Women’s Center is known for.

Path to Well Being Program

The Path to Well Being Program is a one-on-one, 30-45 minute session with one of our Certified Athletic Trainers. You must be cleared by a physician stating you are fit for exercise before you are enrolled in this program. Appointments are required.

Rehab Plus is designed for individuals with orthopedic difficulties or other conditions affecting their ability to perform physical tasks. Rehab Plus enables you to continue an independent form of rehabilitation, yet have knowledgeable staff help you design an exercise program in a supportive environment. Rehab Plus can also be an avenue for colleagues to attain a level of fitness by utilizing our gym. Special pricing and 24-hour access is available for colleagues.

Who is eligible?

All past patients of any outpatient therapy service of St. Mary's Rehabilitation. Each patient may bring one guest to enroll. Employees of St. Mary's Hospital, HSHS Medical Group, Prairie Cardiovascular, Sodexo and Rehab Care are also eligible.

What is the enrollment process for Rehab Plus?

 A note from a physician stating you are fit for exercise is needed unless you are enrolling within 30 days of completing your course of rehabilitation. You will also be asked to complete a health questionnaire and a waiver of liability. The AthletiCare staff will complete an orientation process to help familiarize you with the equipment and establish a proper program for your needs and goals.