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Rehabilitation Services

IU Health Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

This location has adjusted hours and services due to COVID-19. Please call before appointments or if you have questions.

To protect you and our team, we are taking thoughtful, careful steps to ensure everyone’s safety.

Here is what you can expect to ensure your safety when you come for an in-office appointment:

  • All patients will be screened upon entry.
  • All office staff and providers will be wearing a mask.
  • All patients will be required to wear a mask, which we will provide.
  • We will continue to follow our strict policies and procedures for cleaning surfaces in between each patient visit.
  • Waiting areas have been re-configured to support social distancing.
  • We are also establishing processes to minimize any time spent in waiting rooms.

Rest assured, your safety has been and will continue to be our highest concern.

Learn what steps we are taking to keep you safe on our Patient Safety page.

COLTT is an outpatient, comprehensive rehabilitation clinic that provides therapy for a variety of lung and heart specific diagnoses during each person’s journey through potential transplant. The COLTT program is designed to help you return to doing the activities that you love. You will be working in the center with a team of skilled physical therapists and respiratory therapists.

No matter your situation or your condition, we want you to feel yourself again. IU Health Center of Life for Thoracic Transplant designs a program specifically for you supported by evidence based practice setting goals based on healthy predicted values. Our focus is helping you get back to doing the things you love.

About IU Health Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

No matter your situation or your condition, we want you to feel yourself again. IU Health Center of Life for Thoracic Transplant designs a program specifically for you supported by evidence based practice setting goals based on healthy predicted values. Our focus is helping you get back to doing the things you love.

We aim to provide comprehensive therapy to our patients and take a team approach. Our services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Collaboration with registered dietitians, psychologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists and transplant coordinators

Our Services

We aim to provide comprehensive therapy to our patients and take a team approach. Our services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Collaboration with registered dietitians, psychologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists and transplant coordinators

The COLTT program focuses on return to function using strength, balance and endurance training. The program occurs Monday through Friday, with frequency of treatment based on each patient need generally 3-5x/week.

Successful completion of the program is based on progress towards individualized goals with overall length of treatment being different for each person. When you complete the COLTT program, you will be given exercises to do at home and may be asked to return to pulmonary/cardiac rehabilitation program

Our Approach to Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

The COLTT program focuses on return to function using strength, balance and endurance training. The program occurs Monday through Friday, with frequency of treatment based on each patient need generally 3-5x/week.

Successful completion of the program is based on progress towards individualized goals with overall length of treatment being different for each person. When you complete the COLTT program, you will be given exercises to do at home and may be asked to return to pulmonary/cardiac rehabilitation program

Your first day: Expect to be in the COLTT clinic about 90 minutes. You will meet with a physical therapist for evaluation. You will be asked to perform tests that will be used to track your progress over time. You and the COLTT team will work together to set goals specific to your needs. You and your caregiver will meet with a respiratory therapist for an orientation to the program.

Following days: Expect to be in the COLTT clinic at least two and a half hours. You will take part in a series of exercises to help reach your goals. A respiratory therapist and physical therapist will closely monitor you with all exercise.

How to schedule an appointment

In most cases, your physician will reach out to the clinic to make sure you meet the criteria; however, you may call contact us directly at 317.963.2172.

Insurance

IU Health accepts most insurance plans. We recommend you verify your benefits prior to your visit. If you are a transplant, your transplant coordinator can assist.

Preparing for your visit

To make the most out of your appointment, here are some helpful tips to help prepare you for your first visit.

  • Attire: Wear clothing and shoes comfortable for exercise. Rubber soled shoes are required. High heels, cowboy boots and open-toed shoes are not allowed.
  • Masks: You must wear a mask at all times. Please bring your own mask plus one extra each day.
  • Medications: Take all medications as directed. You may bring your medications and take them as needed. It is important to manage your pain. If you have been given pain medication, please take it prior to attending COLTT.
  • Blood glucose monitor: If you require blood glucose monitoring, bring your glucometer with you to COLTT every day.
  • Nutrition: You will be participating in exercise while in the COLTT program. It is important to eat well enough to keep your body healthy and provide energy while exercising. If you have any diet restrictions, please follow those instructions given to you by the dietitian. Bring appropriate snacks and drinks to have in the COLTT clinic to help maintain blood sugar levels.
  • Hydration: It is important to stay hydrated during exercise. Please bring a water bottle. Filtered water is available to refill your bottle.
  • Assistive devices: If you need an assistive device, such as a rollator or cane, please bring it with you to all your appointments.
  • Oxygen: If you are on oxygen, bring enough to get you to and from COLTT safely. Oxygen will be provided during your COLTT session.

Parking

COLTT is located at Methodist Hospital on the 2nd floor of the Methodist Professional Center 1.

  • Park in Garage 2 when you arrive at Methodist Hospital
  • Proceed to Professional Center 1
  • Take the Professional Center 1 elevators to the 2nd floor
  • COLTT is located in Suite 240 at the end of the hall. Please follow the signs

Please check in each day at the COLTT reception desk. You will be given a parking pass, if needed.

Amenities

IU Health COLTT offers the following amenities for your convenience:

  • Oxygen
  • Free WiFi: You and your guests may enjoy free WiFi during your appointment time, compliments of IU Health.
  • Dining options: We know patients often plan their day around physical therapy appointments. You have the hospital cafeteria and Au Bon Pain for your dining pleasure.

The COLTT Program Includes:

Your first day: Expect to be in the COLTT clinic about 90 minutes. You will meet with a physical therapist for evaluation. You will be asked to perform tests that will be used to track your progress over time. You and the COLTT team will work together to set goals specific to your needs. You and your caregiver will meet with a respiratory therapist for an orientation to the program.

Following days: Expect to be in the COLTT clinic at least two and a half hours. You will take part in a series of exercises to help reach your goals. A respiratory therapist and physical therapist will closely monitor you with all exercise.

How to schedule an appointment

In most cases, your physician will reach out to the clinic to make sure you meet the criteria; however, you may call contact us directly at 317.963.2172.

Insurance

IU Health accepts most insurance plans. We recommend you verify your benefits prior to your visit. If you are a transplant, your transplant coordinator can assist.

Preparing for your visit

To make the most out of your appointment, here are some helpful tips to help prepare you for your first visit.

  • Attire: Wear clothing and shoes comfortable for exercise. Rubber soled shoes are required. High heels, cowboy boots and open-toed shoes are not allowed.
  • Masks: You must wear a mask at all times. Please bring your own mask plus one extra each day.
  • Medications: Take all medications as directed. You may bring your medications and take them as needed. It is important to manage your pain. If you have been given pain medication, please take it prior to attending COLTT.
  • Blood glucose monitor: If you require blood glucose monitoring, bring your glucometer with you to COLTT every day.
  • Nutrition: You will be participating in exercise while in the COLTT program. It is important to eat well enough to keep your body healthy and provide energy while exercising. If you have any diet restrictions, please follow those instructions given to you by the dietitian. Bring appropriate snacks and drinks to have in the COLTT clinic to help maintain blood sugar levels.
  • Hydration: It is important to stay hydrated during exercise. Please bring a water bottle. Filtered water is available to refill your bottle.
  • Assistive devices: If you need an assistive device, such as a rollator or cane, please bring it with you to all your appointments.
  • Oxygen: If you are on oxygen, bring enough to get you to and from COLTT safely. Oxygen will be provided during your COLTT session.

Parking

COLTT is located at Methodist Hospital on the 2nd floor of the Methodist Professional Center 1.

  • Park in Garage 2 when you arrive at Methodist Hospital
  • Proceed to Professional Center 1
  • Take the Professional Center 1 elevators to the 2nd floor
  • COLTT is located in Suite 240 at the end of the hall. Please follow the signs

Please check in each day at the COLTT reception desk. You will be given a parking pass, if needed.

Amenities

IU Health COLTT offers the following amenities for your convenience:

  • Oxygen
  • Free WiFi: You and your guests may enjoy free WiFi during your appointment time, compliments of IU Health.
  • Dining options: We know patients often plan their day around physical therapy appointments. You have the hospital cafeteria and Au Bon Pain for your dining pleasure.