Rehabilitation & Therapy

Rochelle Community Hospital has licensed physical therapists on staff that can create a personalized rehabilitation program for you. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, an injury or an illness, our staff is ready to help you get back to doing the things you love – as quickly and smoothly as possible. Plus, we recently renovated and expanded our physical therapy unit so you can enjoy more space, added staff, new equipment and more.

Rehabilitation Services Available at RCH

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Physical Therapists are experts in proper human motion. We work with patients in the hospital and in outpatient settings. The goal of our Physical Therapy team is to help each patient achieve their full functional potential. To help achieve this goal, our licensed physical therapists will perform an initial evaluation that will help develop goals and a treatment plan that is specific to each individual client. Our therapists provide one-on-one treatment as well as skilled hands-on manual therapy. Your highly-qualified therapists and assistants will educate you on your condition and how you can work to improve it. We want you to achieve the best outcome for healthy, active daily living.

Our physical therapy services include:

  • Sports Medicine – treating injuries for any athlete
  • Orthopedics
  • Acute/Post Surgical – including total joint programs and back surgery
  • Neurological
  • Balance and Vestibular
  • Work/Injury/Cumulative Trauma
  • Strengthening/Core Stabilization
  • Skilled hands-on manual therapy
  • Relax muscles with therapeutic heat/ice treatments, electrical stimulation and ultrasound.

Our state-of-the art equipment includes:

  • A Biodex system (balance and strengthening)
  • Upper body ergometer
  • Parallel bars
  • Treadmill
  • Upright bike
  • Two recumbant bikes
  • Two private treatment rooms

Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us
Call 815-562-2181, ext. 1140, to schedule your rehab sessions or for additional information.

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At Rochelle Community Hospital, we can help you strengthen your heart so you can live life more fully and actively. When you are referred to us, you are no longer a patient, but an active partner in managing your heart health issues. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program focuses on education, exercise and nutrition – all with your specific needs in mind. We will assist you in creating a program that promotes positive lifestyle changes, improves your heart health and reduces your risk of future heart problems.

What You Expect from the Cardiac Rehab Program

  • Learn how your heart works and what signs and symptoms you should report to your doctor.
  • Identify exercises (including appropriate intensity, duration, and pace) best suited for you.
  • Discover your own physical capabilities.
  • Gain confidence in resuming your favorite activities at a safe, progressive rate.
  • Select realistic strategies to lower coronary risk factors.
  • Cope emotionally and physically with your condition.
  • Increase muscle tone and metabolism to keep you healthier and active longer.

Your Cardiac Rehab Team
We have an exercise physiologist and registered nurses highly trained in Cardiac Rehab that will assist you in creating your program. Our team is known throughout the community for their warmth and compassion with patients and their families.

Does Insurance Cover Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac Rehabilitation may be paid partially or completely by your private insurance plan or Medicare. Most plans cover 80 percent, but we will determine this for you prior to starting the program.

Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
6:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Schedule Your Cardiac Rehab Session
For an appointment, call 815-562-2181, ext. 2730. Each individual visit lasts approximately one hour. You must have a doctor referral before starting this program.

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Did you feel winded the last time you tried walking up the stairs? How about feeling exhausted after a simple walk down the street? If you’ve been experiencing breathing difficulties, then pulmonary rehabilitation may benefit you. Our program includes a personalized plan to help you become healthier and able to resume the activities that enhance your life. In time, we can help you experience improved breathing, increased endurance, and better overall health!

What You Expect from the Pulmonary Rehab Program

  • Exercise: Increase endurance, strength, and flexibility.
  • Education: Learn how the lungs work and what activities affect your breathing.
  • Medication and Equipment Use: Know how and when to use medications and oxygen.
  • Breathing Techniques: Gain control over shortness of breath.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Learn how to pace yourself during normal activities and ways to help keep your lungs healthy and functioning properly.

Your Pulmonary Rehab Team
Our team of medical professionals is specially trained to treat people with lung disease. As part of the program, they will teach you about the unique characteristics of your condition and the skills to manage it. And – as long as you keep exercising and using those skills – you’ll continue to enjoy benefits even after the program ends!

Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
Starting at 11:00 a.m.

Schedule Your Pulmonary Rehab Session
To make an appointment, call 815-562-2181, ext. 2520. Please note that a physician’s referral is required.

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Hours
24 Hours/7 Days a week
815-562-2181, ext. 2520

Staff
8 Respiratory Therapists – 6 full-time

Services offered include:

  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Holter Monitors
  • Stress Tests
  • EEGs
  • Education on respiratory disease within the outpatient setting and the community
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Get relief from chronic pain caused by arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel, cervical strain, fibromyalgia, fractures, and torn ligaments. Patients recovering from orthopedic surgery can also benefit.

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Suffer from frequent falling and imbalance issues? Try this successful alternative treatment for chronic, non-resolved motion intolerance and imbalance problems.

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Soothe wounds and injuries with whirlpool therapy treatments. Or, relax muscles with therapeutic heat/ice treatments, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound