Physical Therapy

Lexington’s skilled team of caregivers and therapists have expertise in the treatment of medically complex patients. We work together, with our patients and physicians, to rehabilitate our patients to their greatest ability in our state-of-the-art therapy gyms.

RehabCare
Lexington, together with RehabCare, our physical therapy partner, offers a large range of specialized clinical rehabilitation programs to address the individual needs of our patients, such as:

  • Falls Management
  • Pain Management
  • Seating & Positioning
  • Gait
  • Orthopedic Recovery
  • Incontinence
  • Cardiac Recovery
  • Cognitive
  • Pulmonary Recovery
  • Medically Complex
  • Dementia / Alzheimer’s through Colorscapes™
  • Video Game Therapy (Utilizing the Wii™ gaming system)
  • Low vision
  • Lymphedema

AlterG®

 

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Lexington recently acquired the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill and is currently the only Post-Acute provider in the state of Illinois to have this cutting-edge equipment.

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill can help optimize treatment outcomes to get patients back faster to the activities they love. Patented NASA technology allows for precise partial weight bearing which means people on the mend can train like never before. In fact, professional teams and elite medical facilities are using the AlterG® to revolutionize recovery programs.

Originally conceived by Dr. Robert Whalen to design effective exercise regimens for NASA’s astronauts, Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology has been adapted by AlterG® for use in training and rehabilitation. Cleared by the FDA in 2008, the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a medical device that can be used for rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries, treatment of neurological conditions, weight reduction, aerobic conditioning and general training to combat the diseases of aging.

Unweighting is achieved in the AlterG® by using air in a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift the user. Precise calibration using patented technology allows for very specific unweighting from 100-20% of the users body weight in 1% increments. Something no other unweighting modality can do. Clinical studies show that these amazing treadmills can help decrease ground reaction forces in walking and running. The restoration of normal gait mechanics is paramount to optimal recovery and can be accelerated by AlterG®’s patented unweighting technology. Allowing for the protection of healing tissue, the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill encourages range of motion and earlier initiation of closed-kinetic chain activity. Plus, it prevents disuse atrophy and encourages more rapid return of motor control.

Accelerated Care Plus & OmniVR®
Lexington has also partnered with Accelerated Care Plus (ACP™) and provides progressive rehabilitation technologies, specialized treatment programs and advances therapist training. Through ACP™, we offer the OmniVR®, the world’s first 3D “virtual rehabilitation” system designed specifically for aging adults, medically complex patients and others with physical limitations possibly as a result of an illness, injury or surgery. The easy-to-use technology uses an advanced 3D camera and specialized computer software to track the patient’s precise movements and allows them to interact in a virtual world.

The OmniVR® offers a variety of exercise programs including:

  • Exercises While Seated
  • Walking Exercises
  • Balance Exercises
  • Wheelchair Control Exercises
  • Upper Extremity Exercises
  • Cognitive Activities

And can help patients with the following impairments or conditions:

  • Post-Stroke
  • General Debility
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Imbalance
  • Sitting, balancing & posture
  • Neurodegenerative Conditions
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Wheelchair Mobility

In addition to the OmniVR®, we offer additional therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, diathermy and electrical stimulation to help treat a variety of conditions and impairments.