Conditions We Treat

Individualized Care For All Conditions

The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists at UC Health treat each person individually and create a treatment plan specific to his or her condition, needs and desires. Our primary areas of treatment areas are:

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists are neurological rehabilitation certified and are experienced in treating patients who have suffered a stroke.

At our outpatient clinic, we offer several options for those with spasticity (pulling or stiffness in the muscles), including oral medications and Botox injections. These treatments help to loosen the limbs of stroke patients so they are better able to perform everyday activities.

At the inpatient units in UC Health’s two hospitals – and also at serve the inpatient unit at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital at Drake Center – UC Health physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians .are stroke certified by The Joint Commission. We offer more specialized services to stroke rehabilitation patients than a general rehabilitation unit offers.

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

The physical medicine and rehabilitation experts at UC Health treat all severities of brain injury, from mild concussion to severe brain injury. We treat patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

We work closely with neuropsychology experts to help to restore brain function in day-to-day activities. We treat spasticity (pulling or stiffness in the muscles) with medications and botox injections. We also offer headache management with medications and occipital nerve blocks (pain medication injected in the back of the neck).

Our inpatient providers are stroke certified by The Joint Commission, and we offer more specialized services to traumatic brain injury rehabilitation patients than a general rehabilitation unit offers.

The main goal of our traumatic brain injury rehabilitation program is to optimize cognitive and functional recovery after a brain injury. In the inpatient unit, the primary goal of treatment is to help patients make the transition back home.

Musculoskeletal Medicine

Individuals with soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or joint pain work with our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists to improve their overall wellness. We maximize your health and function without turning to surgery.

We commonly treat patients with the following musculoskeletal conditions:

  • Acute back pain
  • Acute neck pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Joint disorders
  • Tendonitis

Here at UC Health, we approach each musculoskeletal medicine patient as a whole person, rather than as a case. We develop a comprehensive treatment plan and collaborate with specialists in the following areas:

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Urology
  • Radiology
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Most of the patients we see don’t consider themselves athletes, but they work hard to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. We help patients with ongoing pain return to exercising and participating in the physical activities they love. Through diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care and ongoing support, we can help you return to your desired activity level.

Spinal Cord Injury Clinic

For the convenience of our patients with spinal cord injuries, they are able to see multiple specialists at a single visit. This multidisciplinary clinic brings together experts to provide a comprehensive annual exam. Each patient has access to:

  • Neurology
  • Social work
  • Physical therapy
  • Nursing support staff
  • Physical medicine & rehabilitation

Patients can expect to be on-site for the clinic for three to four hours. Our providers will complete a full evaluation of the spinal cord injury status, perform any needed testing and address any patient concerns.

Patients can also be seen by the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers at other appointment times outside of the monthly clinic.

Other Conditions We Treat

Our providers also offer treatment for the following conditions:

  • Spasticity
    • Spasticity (pulling or stiffness in the muscles) can be caused by several conditions, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke or brain injury.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • A chronic disease of the central nervous system, we treat MS patients with medication, clinical trials, assistive technology and rehabilitation activities.
  • Geriatric Conditions
    • We see patients with conditions linked to advanced age for rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis. Often, these patients have faced a cardiac or pulmonary condition that has led to their functional decline.
  • Fibromylagia
    • We offer a variety of treatments for fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain, fatigue, depression and other debilitating symptoms.

  • Appointments

    To schedule an appointment,
    call (513) 418-2500.