The physicians of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) work with orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and rheumatologists to offer a collaborative model of comprehensive services for individuals with both non-operative musculoskeletal and post-surgical conditions. These may include bone fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hip and knee replacement, joint instability from ligament injury and tendon repair.
Additionally, interdisciplinary rehabilitation services also benefit patients who had open back surgery (such as laminectomy, fusion or reconstruction) for spinal stenosis, scoliosis and spinal tumors.
RIC's approach for targeting, goal-setting, and planning the care for both inpatients and outpatients is to help individuals resume functional independence and active lifestyles within the shortest reasonable time. The rehabilitation exercises and the continuum of self-management training are utilized by patients of all ages.
Employees injured on the job engage in these programs as well. Supportive services for industrial patients include occupational rehabilitation, work conditioning/work hardening and vocational rehabilitation.
These comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation services are offered at several RIC locations. For more information, call our Toll Free Referral and Information Line: 1-800-354-REHAB (7342), or visit the locations page.