Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
At Indiana University Health, our team of highly skilled physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists support you throughout your recovery. Our therapists provide services throughout Indiana to patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
Indiana University Health North Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation provides high-quality care for patients in a wide range of areas, including orthopedics, physical and occupational outpatient rehabilitation, speech-language pathology, women’s health rehabilitation and pediatric services. We offer one-on-one individualized care, along with the most advanced technologies available.
Whether you have a minor ankle sprain or a complex neurological deficit, our licensed therapists provide specialized programs using innovative therapies and the latest research. We help you get back to your daily routine using exercise, massage and many other noninvasive therapies. Our team of therapists works closely with you to help you achieve your treatment and rehabilitation goals in the hospital as well as our conveniently located outpatient clinics.
IU Health North Hospital gives you access to the latest advancements in rehabilitation techniques through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Orthopedic therapists at IU Health North Hospital focus on the muscular and skeletal systems of the body, also called the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. Therapists also work with patients after they have had orthopedic surgery. Typical surgeries include knee or hip replacements, rotator cuff repair and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs.
Treatments may include:
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Therapeutic exercises
- Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation
- Neuromuscular reeducation
- Hot/Cold packs
- Therapeutic taping
Other physical therapies include:
- Sports performance. Sports-specific training to decrease the time injured athletes miss from their activities.
- Walking difficulties. This therapy is for patients who may have general walking difficulties or difficulties caused by other factors such as a stroke.
- Pain management. Pain management services are for both acute injuries and chronic pain.
- Vestibular/Balance training. Therapists provide assessment and rehabilitation for patients with vertigo, dizziness and various balance disorders.
At IU Health North Hospital, our occupational therapists help adults with varying diagnoses return to their daily living activities, such as dressing and bathing. Therapists use advanced manual therapy techniques, exercise and education to improve cognition, comprehension, coordination, strength, mobility and motor skills.
Our speech therapists work with patients who have difficulty understanding written or spoken words, feeding and swallowing or speaking clearly with appropriate annunciation or tone.
Services offered include:
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Brain injury rehabilitation
- Swallowing/Dysphagia therapy
- Memory/Cognition therapy
- Aphasia/Language therapy
- Voice therapy
- Dysarthria/Speech therapy
IU Health North Hospital also offers occupational therapy and speech therapy to pediatric patients.
IU Health North Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation offers a large pediatric program including physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Our therapists are skilled in working with children through evaluation and treatment to achieve the optimal development and functional abilities in a fun environment.
Our physical therapists plan therapeutic programs to assist children with their gross motor and movement skills. Areas of focus include tasks such as rolling over, sitting up, crawling and/or walking.
Occupational therapists focus on the adaptive and fine motor skills that help children in their daily living activities. Some of these skills may include dressing, writing, eating and sensory integration.
Speech therapists help children with speech or language disorders develop communication skills. Therapy services range from voice and speech therapy, to memory/cognitive therapy and swallowing/dysphagia therapy.
Free Pediatric Developmental Screenings
Developmental check-ups are important for measuring growth and preventing illness. Routine screenings confirm that development is on track and helps parents identify strengths and address concerns.
IU Health North Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation offers free developmental screenings for children, newborns to age five. The screening process can help parents determine if their child is meeting developmental milestones. All screenings are performed by a licensed therapist.
Developmental screenings can address:
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
- Social development
- Language skills
2015 Dates for Free Screenings
IU Health North Hospital
- Friday, July 31
- Monday, November 16
To schedule, call 317.688.2021.
IU Health North Hospital offers many therapy solutions for women. Pregnancy and childbirth may cause conditions that may require specific therapy techniques in order to relieve any pain or problems.
Our therapists help women with the following conditions:
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Scar pain/immobilization
- Pelvic pain
- Pregnancy pain
- Diastasis recti
- Breast cancer rehabilitation
Our Pelvic Health & Continence Program offers a comprehensive evaluation by specialized therapists and a hands-on approach. Incontinence refers to involuntary loss of the contents of either the bladder or the bowels. This is a common problem for both men and women and can affect individuals of all ages.
The goal is to help treat and improve this condition and possibly eliminate it through education, use of the latest technology, exercise and encouragement toward a healthy lifestyle. Instruction on specific exercises and self management techniques is individually tailored and focuses on stretching and strengthening muscles of the pelvic floor and lower abdomen. Patients are educated on dietary factors and daily habits that will help reduce or eliminate symptoms.
IU Health North Hospital offers concussion management and vestibular therapy services with a trained physical therapist.
Recovery for concussions includes resting both physically and mentally for a designated period of time. It is also important to be examined by our physicians who are trained in concussion evaluation. Once an athlete has been examined by a doctor, starting concussion management physical therapy is the next step.
Our vestibular therapy program is managed by our experienced physical therapists that have extensive knowledge in concussion management. They design a customized treatment program to address a variety of issues such as dizziness, balance coordination and neck problems.
Your physical therapist helps you to resume physical activity gradually, so that the brain and nervous system are not overloaded. They also provide exercises and training to reduce or stop dizziness and improve balance and coordination.
IU Health North Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is located in the hospital Atrium across from the coffee bar.