Outpatient Rehabilitation 

Westlake Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services employs licensed professionals with more than 85 years of combined experience to provide physical, occupational, hand and speech therapy. The clinicians use various skilled approaches to effectively evaluate and treat patients with a full range of disorders, both physical and functional. Our goal is to help the patient improve and restore function, whether it relates to basic living skills such as dressing and bathing or to specific job tasks.

Outpatient Rehabilitation offers a 20,000- square-foot Fitness Center with equipment for strength and cardiovascular training, a therapeutic pool and locker rooms, which give the therapists and patients a wide variety of therapeutic options. We are committed to providing new and innovative services, education, state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date facilities to meet the ever-changing needs of our patients and the community. 

Therapeutic Options

Physical Therapy

​We offer a full range of physical therapy services at The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at our River Forest Medical Campus and Westlake Hospital to help you achieve your maximum function, including:

  • Sports injury rehabilitation & prevention
  • Prenatal & postnatal intervention
  • Back and neck rehabilitation & prevention
  • Pelvic Floor floor rehabilitation
  • Hand, elbow and shoulder rehabilitation 
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Knee, hip, & ankle rehabilitation 
  • Balance & gait training
  • Stroke & neurological disease rehabilitation
  • Temporomandibular (jaw) dysfunction
  • Arthritis rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis management 
  • Lymphedema management (at Westlake only)

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services are available at The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at the River Forest Medical Campus and at Westlake Hospital. Occupational therapy focuses on three goals:  increasing range of motion, functional movement, and strength and flexibility. These will promote independence following an injury or illness. Services include:

  • Hand injury rehabilitation 
  • Scar management
  • Cumulative trauma disorder prevention 
  • Therapy for neurological disorders
  • Carpal tunnel and de Quervain’s Syndrome  
  • Arthritis rehabilitation & education
  • Repetitive strain injury due to chronic overuse of the hand and wrist
  • Activities of daily living training
  • Peripheral nerve injury therapy 
  • Ergonomic consultation
  • Splint design & fabrication
  • Certified Hand Therapist at Westlake Hospital can address complex injuries

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy services are available at Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center. We offer a complete range of evaluative, preventative and rehabilitative services to patients with communication and swallowing disorders. Conditions can include, but are not limited to:

  • Stroke 
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Head & neck injury/surgery 
  • Oncology
  • Neurological/post-neurological conditions 
  • Tracheostomy care

Specific medical disorders treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Aphasia 
  • Voice disorders
  • Apraxia 
  • Laryngectomy
  • Dysarthria 
  • Articulation/phonological disorders
  • Dysphagia 
  • Fluency disorders

Swallowing Disorders

Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat swallowing disorders resulting from neurological incidents such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. The evaluation process includes a clinical examination and possibly a modified barium swallow study which enables visualization of the swallowing muscles using diagnostic radiography.

Neurological Speech Disorders

Evaluation and treatment are provided for those who have suffered a neurological incident such as head injury, stroke or Parkinson’s disease. Common speech-language difficulties resulting from this may include a loss of language skills (aphasia) and an inability to speak clearly (dysarthria). The goal of our patient-centered treatment is to enhance functional communication skills and independence in the patient’s daily environment.

Call Us!

Westlake Outpatient Rehabilitation is open weekdays from early morning to late evenings. For more information, directions or to schedule an appointment, call us at (708) 938-7408.