Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Orthopaedic physicians coordinate their patients’ plan of care with physical and occupational therapists. This collaboration is an essential part of providing a continuum of quality orthopaedic care while helping patients achieve their personal functional goals.
The Physical and Occupational Therapy service provides quality patient care through evidence-based evaluation and treatment techniques that are designed to improve each individual’s quality of life.  Our therapists critically evaluate each patient’s condition in order to design a specific and effective rehabilitation treatment plan.


Opportunities for student clinical rotations are available through the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Patient Care

The Division of Physical/Occupational Therapy consists of a total of 11 physical and occupational therapists at the main clinic and eight occupational therapists located in the hand surgery clinic.  Our rehabilitation staff includes certified therapists.
Our rehabilitation team provides care through the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for many orthopaedic related conditions, including: