Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
At Indiana University Health, our highly skilled physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists support you throughout your recovery. We help you get back to your daily routine using exercise, hands-on treatment techniques and many other noninvasive therapies. Our licensed clinical staff offers care in the hospital and at outpatient clinics so you can receive convenient therapy at every stage of treatment.
At the Indiana University Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, we specialize in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions for people and athletes of all ages. We create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs and specific conditions. We treat problems and prevent future injures by rebuilding your strength and endurance using innovative therapies and the latest research.
From traditional rehabilitation to sports performance and wellness programs, our team of therapists works closely with you to help you achieve your treatment and rehabilitation goals.
The IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center offers the latest advancements in rehabilitation techniques through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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The sports performance experts, therapists and athletic trainers at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation offer a variety of programs and services to help athletes or individuals achieve performance or wellness goals.
Our programs include:
- Athletic training. Our athletic trainers work with area high schools, middle schools and youth sports organizations to help athletes continue in their sport in a safe and healthy manner.
- Aquatic Based Conditioning Program™. Our Aquatic Based Conditioning Program uses a specialized HydroWorx 1000 therapeutic pool and helps patients improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning.
- Athletic enhancement. The athletic enhancement program is a training program for male and female athletes who want to improve performance and minimize the risk of injury.
- Body in Balance™. Body in Balance is an athletic movement screen that assesses common movement patterns used in sport and activity.
- FrontRunner™. FrontRunner is a customized program speciﬁcally for runners to promote running efficiency and minimize the risk of injury.
- GearUp™. The Gear Up Bicycle Fitting and Cycling Enhancement Program for cyclists promotes cycling efficiency and minimizes the risk of injury.
- Massage therapy. Massage therapy promotes healthy body functioning and enhances the body’s own restorative powers. Call 812.353.3278 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
- PoolRunner™. PoolRunner is an aquatic-based performance enhancement and injury prevention program held in our HydroWorx 1000 pool.
- Rock Steady Boxing. This non-contact class is for those with Parkinson's Disease. Exercises are adapted from boxing drills and focus on balance, core strength and gross motor movements. Check out our class in action...
Email Dave Schroeder, PT or call 812.353.5383 to learn more about any of our sports performance programs.
Our knowledgeable, experienced staff will design a customized program to help you excel at your sport or fitness activities.
Whether you are recovering from an injury or medical condition or looking for help with injury prevention, the therapists at IU Health Bloomington Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation are here to help you. Our services range from traditional physical, occupational and speech therapy to programs to help manage chronic conditions.
Services we offer include:
- Aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy enhances functional abilities of injured or disabled patients.
- Balance and fall therapy. This therapy offers care for individuals who have experienced loss of balance or recent falls.
- Breast cancer rehabilitation. This rehabilitation is for patients with breast cancer who have pain, limited motion, decreased strength or lymphedema.
- Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic. This free clinic is available to any breast cancer survivor including those who are currently undergoing breast cancer treatment as well as those who are finished with treatment. This clinic gives individuals the opportunity to see an occupational or physical therapist to screen for and monitor any changes in their range of motion, strength, pain, or swelling. If treatment is necessary, a prescription for skilled therapy will be obtained.
- Community mobility. This is an evaluation of a person’s driving skills that may have become compromised due to illness, disability or aging.
- Home Safe Home. The Home Safe Home assessment helps adults identify needs and modify their home for safety and independence.
- Low vision therapy. Occupational therapists help clients achieve or maintain independence with tasks such as reading medication labels, recipes, newspaper articles, managing ﬁnances, leisure activities and self-care activities.
- Lymphedema. Occupational therapists and/or physical therapist will assess and establish an individualized treatment program to manage swelling, pain and loss of function that results from a compromised lymphatic system.
- Massage. Massage therapy promotes healthy body functioning and enhances the body’s own restorative powers. Call 812.353.3278 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
- Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. Evaluation and treatment by a specially-trained physical therapist. Therapy can help both women and men with a variety of diagnoses including urinary and bowel issues, sexual dysfunction and pain with intercourse, and pelvic pain.
- Physical therapy. Physical therapy helps individuals reduce pain, improve function and perform activities as independently as possible in all areas of life. Beyond "‘traditional" exercise therapy for musculoskeletal pain, we offer specialized services for athletes, women’s health issues, lymphedema management, headaches, aquatic therapy, and neuromuscular dysfunction.
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy. Physical therapy for women who are pregnant or postpartum incorporating postural corrections, body mechanics, strengthening and flexibility exercises, as well as manual therapy techniques to decrease pain, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.
- Occupational therapy. Occupational therapy helps reduce pain and maximize function in all of the activities that occupy people’s time over the course of a day. From preparing a meal to driving a car, our Occupational Therapists help patients regain or further develop their ability to engage in their daily tasks.
- Oncology rehabilitation. An occupational therapist and/or physical therapist will assess and treat cancer survivors, including those that are preoperative or currently undergoing treatment in order to assist them in returning to their prior level of function by establishing appropriate exercise programs and providing skilled therapeutic intervention as needed.
- Speech/language pathology. Speech therapy can help speech, language, cognition, communication, and swallowing disorders stemming from any medical condition. Our speech therapists create individualized treatment programs to improve their patients’ ability to engage with the world around them.
- Vestibular therapy. With our specialized testing equipment, our therapists determine the patient's cause of dizziness/imbalance and develop a vestibular rehabilitation plan that is exercise-based.
- Videofluoroscopic swallowing studies. Speech-language pathologists perform swallowing tests using different foods and liquids to assess how well the muscles of the mouth and throat are functioning.
At IU Health Bloomington Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, we know that reducing occupational injuries and illnesses and the cost of workers’ compensation can be a complex, frustrating and expensive issue for employers. We provide a full spectrum of services to assist employers in the prevention and management of work-related injuries and illnesses from initial hire to retirement. Call 812.353.9378 to learn more.
- Job function analysis. Job function analysis is a complex and comprehensive assessment of a job identifying the physical and functional requirements necessary to perform the job.
- Job function description. The job function description is a detailed written report that objectively and accurately describes the physical and functional requirements of a specific job.
- Job function test. A job function test is a comprehensive evaluation of job applicants to determine if they can safely perform the essential functions of a particular job. The job function test is developed utilizing data obtained from a job function description.
- Ergonomic analysis. Ergonomic analysis consists of a systematic evaluation of a specific job to identify the presence of known ergonomic hazards that increase the risk of occupational injury and illness.
- Injury prevention training programs. These programs are comprehensive educational sessions designed for both employees and management.
- On-site stretching program. The on-site stretching program is an education and training program designed to help reduce fatigue in the workplace.
- Work rehabilitation. Work rehabilitation focuses on treating the impairments and the functional limitations associated with an occupational injury or illness.
- Work conditioning. Work conditioning is an intense, goal-oriented treatment program designed to restore a worker’s physical and functional capabilities.
- Functional capacity assessment. A functional capacity assessment involves comprehensive testing of an individual to determine their physical abilities and limitations in performing work-related tasks.
Our occupational medicine staff has extensive knowledge, skill, expertise and experience in dealing with occupational injuries and illness at all levels from treatment to prevention to assisting in case/claims management.
Direct access to physical therapy means you can call any of our offices and schedule an appointment without having to see your primary care provider first.
A physical therapist will see you, evaluate your condition and recommend a treatment program. If there's a need for continued therapy after the 24-day direct access period, we'll work with you and your primary care provider to get a referral for ongoing therapy.
Direct access is available at all four locations. Please see below for contact information.