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Choosing on-site physical therapy

An effective recovery after surgery or other medical event often involves participation in a physical therapy experience. Not only will physical therapy shorten the recovery time, it can help with pain management, improve mobility and balance and reduce the chances of future injury.

The need to complete physical therapy is clear, but how to receive the therapy requires a choice. An effective option is on-site therapy at a short-term care facility.

Here are some of the benefits of on-site therapy to consider when planning a recovery experience.


On-site physical therapy can occur seven days a week at a short-term care facility, which effectively and safely speeds up the recovery process. Also, there are trained professionals who make sure the prescribed therapy takes place and all exercises are performed safely and correctly.

Targeted equipment

On-site therapy provides access to specialized equipment that has been designed to strengthen and stretch muscles effectively. When used consistently, this state-of-the-art equipment has been proven to deliver positive results. Some pieces have very specific uses that focus on hard-to-address areas of the body. The equipment is also designed for maximum safety and can be adjusted to meet specific needs.

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Focused environment

Choosing to stay in a short-term care facility is a commitment to a recovery journey. The distractions of home life, from housekeeping to making meals, are not present. You are able to focus on recovery and push yourself to get back to normal life as soon as possible.

The assurance of being monitored

Recovery is both physical and emotional. A fear of falling, a fear of another heart attack or fears of accidental injury can be overwhelming during physical therapy. With on-site therapy, there are medical professionals who are trained to monitor physical signs 24 hours a day. They are ready to limit activity or encourage a stronger push as needed. What’s more, an on-site therapist can be a personal cheerleader who motivates you while evaluating progress and providing continuous feedback to make the recovery experience less stressful.

Ability to make changes

During on-site physical therapy, each patient’s progress is continuously evaluated. If a physical therapist sees any weakness, changes can quickly be made to address the problem. If pain becomes an issue, the physical therapist can come up with new ways to address the discomfort. With on-site therapy, the recovery process can be constantly adapted for the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time.

Finding the best

Once you have decided to recover in a short-term care center, take time to find the best. Ask about available equipment, training of staff and therapy schedules. Check to make sure the accommodations are comfortable and meals are carefully prepared. Finally, ask about accreditation and ratings. To make the search easier, consider starting with Whitehall of Deerfield, where you will find state-of-the-gyms and resort-like accommodations. Make the choice to put your needs first during recovery to get back to the lifestyle you prefer.

As one of the most respected short-term care facilities on the North Shore, Whitehall of Deerfield offers all guests top-notch care. With excellent outcomes and a resort-like setting, Whitehall of Deerfield has consistently received Medicare’s highest rating in Medicare’s five-star rating system of nursing and post-hospital rehabilitation centers. Whitehall of Deerfield is also ranked among the top 1% of all post-hospital rehabilitation centers in Illinois by Newsweek — and has received U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Performing” rating. Learn more about the individualized, one-on-one therapy programs, world-class amenities and COVID-19 safety measures by visiting WhiteHallofDeerfield.com or calling 847-945-4600.

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