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Inpatient Rehabilitation

The John M. Boler Center for Rehabilitation is a 33-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit that offers all private rooms, award-winning care and a wide range of the newest equipment including virtual reality, robotics and functional electrical stimulation. The goal is to maximize your independence with a safe transition back to home and the community.  

You will begin your stay by meeting individually with members of your rehab team who will evaluate your unique needs, abilities and objectives. With your input they will design an individualized treatment plan to help you optimize recovery and assist with your transition home. You will benefit from therapy six days a week and close medical oversight 24/7. Under the direction of a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, your rehab team will meet weekly to discuss your goals and progress, and collaborate to provide the exact care you need.

  • All rooms are private, recently renovated and have free WiFi.
  • You can participate in animal-assisted therapy sessions, which can help with the healing process.
  • Stay connected to family and friends through our unique Rehab Tracker app. View goals and track progress in real-time with family and friends.

Awards and Recognition

Our unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for Adults, with a Specialty in Stroke Care. This accreditation indicates that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.
The Gold Seal of Approval® Joint Commission Seal
We are recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Conditions We Treat

Those who are admitted to the unit have both medical and functional needs and are able to actively participate in their recovery. Our comprehensive program puts you, the patient, at the center of our rehab team. We utilize a team approach to rehabilitative care. Our rehab unit is staffed by a variety of healthcare providers who work together to help our patients reach their goals.

Our specialists treat:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury or dysfunction
  • Neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Physical disability
  • Post-COVID disability

Treatment Options

We offer cutting-edge technologies to assist you in recovery.

  • Robotic-assisted limb movement (Lokomat®, Armeo Spring®, Armeo Senso®, Alter G®)
  • Wireless functional limb stimulation (Bioness®)
  • C-Mill virtual reality for walking and balance training

You’re Surrounded by Experts and Treated With Care

Our team will introduce you to the unit so you can immediately feel at home and become involved in planning your care. When you and your family members meet with your care team, you’ll discuss your needs and preferences, and your care team will plan and schedule services so they are tailored to your goals and needs. Your team may include:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors

Our doctors coordinate and supervise your medical care and rehabilitation plan. They work with other team members to maximize your progress.

Rehabilitation Nurses

Specially trained in a holistic approach to meet your physical, emotional, educational, environmental and spiritual needs, our nurses will help you reach your goal of a productive and independent life.

Physical Therapists (PTs)

Focused on helping you improve your strength, endurance, motor control and stability, our PTs help you improve your ability to stand, walk, climb steps or use a wheelchair.

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Our OTs teach daily living activities such as dressing, bathing, eating and tasks involving household chores. They may also work with you on strengthening muscles and educate you on how to conserve your energy and use special equipment.

Speech Therapists

If you have problems expressing and understanding language or have a swallowing disorder, our speech therapists will help improve your skills.

Social Worker/Case Manager

When it is time for you to leave the rehabilitation unit, our social workers will coordinate your discharge.


Our nutritionists will develop a program tailored to you. It will help you know what to eat, how much and when, depending on your condition.

Patient Story

Jose’s Journey

Although Jose’s journey to recovery continues at home, he made great strides at the Boler Center for Rehabilitation, regaining many lost skills and learning how move forward with his best possible quality of life.

Contact Us

For more information about the John M. Boler Center for Rehabilitation, call 847-618-6716 or email us at

Inpatient Rehabilitation Treatment Locations
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department

800 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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