Patient Resources

Tom J Kokocinski




For every cancellation with less than 24 hours notice or no-shows, you will be charged a

$35.00 cancellation/no-show fee.


Cancellation fees must be paid prior to, or at the time of your next scheduled appointment.



Consistent Cancellations with notice:

If your therapy sessions are consistently being canceled due to any reason, your scheduled therapy may be canceled and you  may be discharged from therapy.

Consistent cancellations are defined as missing 30% or more of your scheduled therapy sessions.


After a total of 3 no-show appointments or cancellation with less than 24 hour notice, your  scheduled therapy time may be canceled and you may be discharged from therapy.


No-show appointments are defined as the therapist or office not receiving a call prior to the appointment and you not showing up for the scheduled appointment.


If you are 10 minutes late for your  appointment, you will still be seen but you will be charged a $15 late fee. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late, your appointment will be a cancellation and you will be charged a $35 cancellation fee.


Our diverse range of adult services at Vital Rehabilitation are specially designed to restore mobility, strength and function through patient education and prevention programs, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and pain relief modalities.


Most of our services can be administered in the comfort of ones home.

If you are interested in this option, please visit our Home Health here



Physical Therapy focuses on helping patients relearn and improve their gross motor function. This includes activities such as sitting, standing, walking, rolling over in bed, stairs, and getting into and out of chairs. Our physical therapists address these needs by providing patients with individualized home exercise programs, patient and family education, prevention programs, targeted strengthening and balance activities, as well as consultation on appropriate assistive devices such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Back, Neck, Arm, and Leg Pain
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Post-Surgical Conditions
  • Total Hip and Knee Replacements
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)


Occupational Therapy focuses on the patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living. This includes bathing, dressing, tying shoes, kitchen skills, and feeding. Our Occupational Therapists enhance or restore your function and independence with self care that may have been lost due to injury, disease, surgery, or aging. They are able to address these needs by providing patients with individualized home exercise programs, patient and family education, prevention programs, targeted strengthening and balance activities, as well as consultation on appropriate assistive devices such as reachers, splints, shoe horns, and adaptive kitchen utensils.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hand Therapy
  • Upper Extremity Orthopedic Injuries
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Post-Surgical Conditions
  • Total Hip and Knee Replacements
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Myelopathy
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • General Deconditioning


We also offer Polish and Spanish Language Pathologists.

Speech Therapy focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of communication, feeding, and swallowing disorders. Our Speech Language Pathologists work to develop comprehensive treatment sessions to best address your individualized needs. They are able to address these needs by implementing oral motor and sound production exercises, swallowing techniques, and assess for augmentative and alternative communication devices.


Areas of Expertise

  • Aphasia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Dysphagia
  • Apraxia
  • Selective Mutism
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Delayed Language Development
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing and Feeding Disorders


Aquatic Therapy is the use of water as a medium to provide patients the ability to perform their therapeutic exercises in a weightless environment. This form of therapy puts less pressure on joints by reducing gravity's effect, which can help improve flexibility and increase range of motion. It is a great alternative to land therapy, in addition to promoting cardiovascular fitness and general well being.


The pool, located at our Portage Park Clinic, is heated to a comfortable temperature and makes for a calming, alternative healing experience. Changing rooms are available for patients, and we make sure each patient feels comfortable by conducting all of our sessions in a private manner.

Areas of Expertise:


  • Lower Back Pain (includes back pain from pregnancy)
  • Neck Pain
  • Chronic/Acute Pain


  • Low Muscle Tone
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Neurological Conditions/Post Strokes
  • Orthopedic Conditions/Post Surgical

Medical Precautions

To Ensure we are taking all neccessary precautions, please let your treating therapists know immediately if you have any of the conditions listed below:


• A documented or anecdotal risk of aspiration; orders reading “Thickened Liquids only” or “Nothing by Mouth”


 • Any area of opening such as PEG, NG, G-tube, colostomy, urostomy or ileostomy bag, a large are of open or non intact skin, especially poorly healing wounds

• A rash or skin condition (contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis); a chlorine or other halogen sensitivity


 • Environmentally communicable condition (head lice; athlete’s foot)


• An infectious respiratory disease (cold, flu, tuberculosis), An infection of the skin or an antibiotic-resistant infection (MRSA, VRSA);  A stool-borne infection (Hepatitis A; E-Coli)


• Significant cardiovascular disease or respiratory compromise (low vital capacity; low ejection fraction)


 • A low T-cell count (or other sign of immunocompromise)


• Instability of ligament or capsule (ACL tear; history of shoulder dislocation)


• Ventilation tubes for ears; prone to ear infections


• Autonomic dysreflexia


• Orthostatic hypotension


• Active joint inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia)



The goal of Vital Rehabilitation's Work Conditioning Program is to help workers reach the point where they are able to perform the duties their job demands, and return to work.


Work Conditioning simulates the worker's actual job duties and helps them to redevelop job specific abilities. Each program is personalized to help the worker meet their individual goals. Workers are monitored by a licensed physical and occupational therapist to determine the day they'll be ready to return to work.


A Function Capacity Evaluation is an intensive, customized and objective evaluation of a worker's ability to safely perform and sustain physical work performance. In essence, it determines what the worker is physically able to do at any given point throughout the rehabilitation process.


At Vital, we use a variety of tests to determine what the worker can safely do when they return to work. Each test is administered and monitored by trained, licensed therapists, and uses computer technology to deliver accurate, reliable and consistent results.


A typical FCE will last approximately 5-8 hours, and can include tasks such as:


  • Physical examination of flexibility and strength
  • Walking
  • Lifting
  • Carrying
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Stair Climbing/Ladder Climbing
  • Job simulated activites
  • Static strength tests
  • Monitoring physiologic responses to activity




Have any questions. comments, concerns?

Call us today at:


(800) 652-0005


Come visit our flagstaff location at:


5820 W Irving Park Road

Chicago, IL 60634


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