Why Schwab?

One size doesn’t fit all. Every patient is different, and so is each recovery. But there’s one common thread:

The sooner you begin vigorous rehabilitation, the better your outcome will be.

At Schwab, no two treatment plans are alike. We individualize each patient’s therapy with one-on-one, therapist-to-patient staffing.

Conditions and Services

Our goal is to get you back to better. We offer a range of rehabilitation services for common conditions and other diagnoses. Our physicians and therapists create customized treatment plans based on your goals – providing the advanced therapy you need, close to home. Come see what makes Schwab different.


If an extended hospital stay or a long-term illness has left you feeling weak, our rehabilitation experts can put you on the path to recovery. We’ll help you regain strength, mobility and independence.


Our Amputation Rehabilitation team, led by doctors who are board certified in rehabilitation medicine, focuses on treating patients with amputations. Schwab is one of the only organizations in Chicago with this level of specialization.

Brain Injury

Our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program is led by doctors who are board certified in rehabilitation medicine with subspecialty certification in brain injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

Our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation team is led by doctors who have specialty board certification in treating people with these injuries.


Our Stroke Rehabilitation Program is led by doctors who are board certified in rehabilitation medicine. Each year, team members treat hundreds of people who experience strokes.

Other Diagnoses

We offer a range of rehabilitation services to get you back to better. Our physicians and therapists specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation for many diagnoses and conditions.

Rehabilitation Services

Schwab offers a full range of rehabilitation services to treat complex and common conditions.

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Audiology
  • Augmentative communication
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy
  • Electromyography
  • Hand therapy
  • Learning Independence For Tomorrow (LIFT) Program
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG and LOUD
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Pelvic and abdominal rehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Physiatry consultation
  • Physical therapy
  • Return to work
  • Spasticity management
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Voice rehabilitation

Domestic Violence Program

We’ll provide support and resources if you’re living in an unsafe environment.

Domestic Violence Program aims to support and aid people with and without disabilities facing domestic violence situations.  Our program offers victims:

  • Emotional support
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention and safety planning
  • Legal and information about their rights
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis hotline
  • Life skills training
  • Support in securing accessible transportation

As part of the Domestic Violence Program, we have a weekly Women’s Support Group.

For more information please contact us via our 24/7 hotline number 773-565-3091.

Peer Mentoring Program

Talk with people who have experienced an injury or have a condition like yours. The Peer Mentor program helps you prepare to return to the community after your hospital stay and connects you with supportive resources.

The purpose of our hospital-based, community-led program is to meet the needs of patients with newly acquired spinal cord injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and amputee. The Peer Mentoring Program helps reintegrate you back into the community after leaving Schwab – connecting you with necessary resources to adjust to a new lifestyle.  This program pairs patients with a peer mentor from the community, someone with a similar injury and background who has successfully completed the rehabilitation process.

Peer mentors provide mentees with both instructional and emotional support, such as information on transportation, general disability resources, navigating their home, interacting with family, and doctor’s instructions to prevent secondary conditions.  Peer mentors also share their own disability acceptance, and the feelings that they themselves may have experienced after acquiring their disabilities.

The program offers both short-term and long-term mentoring.

For more information, please contact Patrick Garcia, peer mentor coordinator at 773-565-3059, patrick.garcia@sinai.org.

In My Shoes

Former Schwab patients who have experienced injuries related to street violence bring their personal stories to youth in the community. Hearing firsthand experiences from victims and perpetrators helps to raise awareness and prevent violence in Chicago communities and beyond.

Please contact us at 773.565.3020 for more information. 


At Schwab, we take kids seriously. You’ll find expert care for our youngest patients – from infants to teens and everyone in between. Our board-certified children’s rehabilitation physicians lead teams of specialists who know different kids need different treatment. All Schwab kids have custom therapy programs designed just for them – whether the condition is common or complex.

At A Glance


Our doctors are board certified in rehabilitation, and many have advanced training in specific diagnoses.


We’ll help navigate your recovery, regardless of your ability to pay.


Many staff members are bilingual, and we provide free interpretation services.


Schwab holds specialty accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international organization that reinforces quality.

Easily Accessible

Our hospital is centrally located for Chicagoland residents. Parking is free and nearby.


Nearly 74% of inpatients return to their home or community.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

The mission of our residency program is to develop outstanding rehabilitation physicians with social awareness who embrace and embody diversity and practice with a social conscience.

Contact Us

Schwab Rehabilitation
1401 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Inpatient: 773.565.3050
Outpatient: 773.565.3900

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Join Our Team

Clinical Staff

Our world-class rehabilitation team members come together for our patients, for our community, and for each other. We commit to community-driven care – making sure everyone has the ability to live a healthy, vibrant life.


Our future starts with you. Through diversity in our patient population, residents, rotation sites, and dedicated teaching attendings, our PM&R Residency Program provides an outstanding residency experience — and an outstanding patient experience as well.

Schwab is a member of the Sinai Chicago network of care. Learn more about Sinai Chicago

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Appointments & Referrals

To make an appointment or to refer a patient. please call 773.522.2010