Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Comprehensive rehabilitation services in Topeka, KS

For more than 30 years, the University of Kansas Health System’s rehabilitation unit has provided comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatments for patients whose illnesses or injuries have led to physical or cognitive limitations. Our doctors focus on more than just the physical aspects of treating your condition— we strive to provide compassionate care that also meets your emotional needs. Our rehabilitation specialists provide physical therapy for stroke recovery, occupational therapy to help improve fine motor skills, speech therapy for communication skills, and pain management services during your rehabilitation. Located on the fourth floor of our St. Francis hospital, our rehab unit offers 36 beds and 24-hour emergency physicians available at a moment’s notice. When you visit our rehabilitation clinic, you’ll receive personalized care from a team of dedicated therapists committed to your complete wellbeing.

To learn more about our rehabilitation services, please call us at (785) 295-8492

Our rehabilitation clinic

We understand the importance of a well-rounded rehabilitation plan, which is why we employ a team of specialists to ensure you receive a complete continuum of care. Our rehabilitation staff includes:

  • Diabetic educators
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychological services
  • RN care coordinator
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language pathologists

Our rehabilitation team uses the most current methods and equipment when working with patients to ensure you can feel confident resuming activities at home, work, and within your community. It’s important to remember that rehabilitation is a complex process that involves comprehensive evaluations, personalized treatment plans, and hours of intensive therapy and patient/caregiver information. Our team members focus on guiding, motivating, and support you and your caregiver in your journey to functional independence.

Each week, your care team will meet to discuss your progress, review goals, coordinate treatment, and revise your treatment plan as needed. We make every effort to involve you and your caregiver when determining your treatment plan, putting open communication and trust at the forefront of your care.

Inpatient rehabilitation services

We offer many state-of-the-art amenities, resources, features at our inpatient rehabilitation clinic, to provide you with the best outcomes possible. Our inpatient rehabilitation facility offers:

  • Communication skill development — Our speech and language pathologists work to develop your verbal or non-verbal communication skills, as well as address possible swallowing and voice disorders.
  • Easy Street — Located within the unit, Easy Street is a fit-to-scale replica of common community settings that allow patients to practice routine activities like pumping gas, getting in and out of a car, shopping for groceries, conducting bank exchanges and more.
  • Memory and problem-solving skills developments — The rehabilitation team helps patients develop necessary skills for remembering adaptive techniques, solving problems in daily living, and safety awareness.
  • Transitional living apartment — The transitional living apartment provides a home-like setting for patients to practice navigating a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. In combination with Easy Street, the transitional living apartment gives patients an opportunity to practice everyday challenges with the support of a treatment team.
  • Self care skill development — Our nurses and therapists help patients relearn everyday skills like bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as household tasks and health management such as medications and skin care.
  • Social functioning advice — Our rehabilitation team helps people return to work, find appropriate vocational training, and ree-nter their community for social and leisure activities.

Please call us to learn more about the services and treatments at our inpatient rehabilitation clinic.

Outpatient rehabilitation services

The rehabilitation specialists at our clinic offer personalized outpatient treatments, educational resources and exercise programs designed to address your unique needs and goals. Our treatments and services correct and strengthen body mechanics, reduce pain, and promote whole-body healing.

We offer:
  • Augmented communication devices
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Concussion management therapy
  • Driving evaluations
  • Dry needling
  • Hand therapy
  • ImPACT® testing - baseline and post-concussion testing
  • ‚ÄčLee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and BIG and LOUD treatment programs
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Pelvic health therapy
  • Pre- and post-rehabilitation for joint replacements
  • Pulmonary therapy
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Swallow studies, including barium video swallows and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations
  • Therapies for neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injuries
  • Treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries that affect mobility and function
  • Workers’ compensation therapy, functional capacity evaluations (FCE's) and screenings
Our outpatient rehab locations

We provide outpatient rehabilitation services at three convenient locations:


Service: Occupational, physical and speech therapy

801 SW Fairlawn Rd.
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: 785-295-8025
Mulvane (next to Main Campus)

Service: Occupational therapy (lymphedema and pelvic health)

634 SW Mulvane St., Suite 404
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: 785-295-8045

Services: Physical therapy

2641 SW Wanamaker Suite 202
Topeka, KS 66614
Phone: 785-438-6655

Margo Chediak, PA-C
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

For more information, or to make a referral to our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, please call:

Medical Director

Sushmita Veloor, M.D.
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Joint Commission Certified

The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has been certified by The Joint Commission for Stroke Rehabilitation since 2012.

What Our Patients Say:

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